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Shamrock
02-09-09, 10:46 PM
http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=14198

According to this table, Ultimate will have "Unspecified features"

I might end up with 7 Pro.

wolfgar
02-11-09, 04:23 PM
finally a simple table of the differences between the Windows 7 SKU's

remember, we are really only going to have a choice between Home Premium and Home Professional as Ultimate will be limited in distribution, and the others are restricted to emerging markets or corporate use.
(more clarification from MS needed on Ultimate, but it sounds like it may be a step-up after the primary install in most cases. MS is assuming very small % usage from other readings)

http://www.dailytech.com/Updated+Windows+7+Editions+Compared+With+Table+of+ Features/article14198.htm

Shamrock
02-11-09, 10:58 PM
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=127917

welcome to 2 days ago :)

ViN86
02-11-09, 11:14 PM
merged...

so will these other windows versions actually lack these features or will they just be a registry tweak away? :D

CaptNKILL
02-11-09, 11:43 PM
I've never used any of the features that aren't available in Home Premium. That'll probably be the most wide spread version.

Bman212121
02-12-09, 12:15 AM
merged...

so will these other windows versions actually lack these features or will they just be a registry tweak away? :D

I think the stuff like Domain and GPO might not be there, but I think something like RDP can probably be added.

The only real feature that might be useful over Pro is the ability to load VHDs, but I'm just wondering what the difference is between using "enterprise" and just using virtual pc.

Shamrock
02-12-09, 12:53 AM
I wonder what "Unspecified features" will mean, and will it be worth the extra dough?

Zelda_fan
02-12-09, 02:40 AM
This **** is gay. Just make one version that does everything. You can install/uninstall components at your leisure.

LovingSticky
02-12-09, 07:08 AM
Just make one version that does everything.

Shouldn't they also compulsorily bundle this new OS with a PC (HW)? Like selling it only with 5 horrible and unflexible "Microsoft PC" configurations, which are severely overpriced, do not possess even basic ports, have marketing aimed at insulting everybody else, while sueing other companies trying to install Win 7 on their (non-Microsoft) PCs?

ViN86
02-12-09, 09:47 AM
Shouldn't they also compulsorily bundle this new OS with a PC (HW)? Like selling it only with 5 horrible and unflexible "Microsoft PC" configurations, which are severely overpriced, do not possess even basic ports, have marketing aimed at insulting everybody else, while sueing other companies trying to install Win 7 on their (non-Microsoft) PCs?

say what you want about OSX, but at least it only costs $130. and you get all the features.

Absolution
02-12-09, 10:13 AM
This **** is gay. Just make one version that does everything. You can install/uninstall components at your leisure.

That would just raise the price for the majority of people. . .

mullet
02-12-09, 10:31 AM
I've never used any of the features that aren't available in Home Premium. That'll probably be the most wide spread version.

Me too.

LovingSticky
02-12-09, 10:55 AM
say what you want about OSX, but at least it only costs $130. and you get all the features.

You mean $130 + $1000 more for overpriced Apple PC (not even available in configurations I need), as you cannot buy OS X without (having) Apple PC?

Tr1cK
02-12-09, 11:28 AM
You mean $130 + $1000 more for overpriced Apple PC (not even available in configurations I need), as you cannot buy OS X without (having) Apple PC?

Your avatar is Steve Jobs, isn't it?

ViN86
02-12-09, 12:36 PM
You mean $130 + $1000 more for overpriced Apple PC (not even available in configurations I need), as you cannot buy OS X without (having) Apple PC?

sure, but if you own a mac and want the newest OS, it will only cost you $130 instead of $400.

nekrosoft13
02-12-09, 12:48 PM
seems like i will be wanting Ultimate version again

LovingSticky
02-12-09, 12:55 PM
sure, but if you own a mac and want the newest OS, it will only cost you $130 instead of $400.

OEM Ultimate is $200.

I would probably pay like $5000 more for PC I have - aluminium case, quadcore @ 3.6GHz, GTX 280, 16 GB RAM, Adaptec PCIe RAID-5 SAS/SATA card (with 256MB onboard memory) w/ 4x 1TB drives, X-Fi, and 30" S-IPS LCD w/ myryads of inputs.

Speaking about price, that gives me 24 Windows 7 OEM Ultimate licenses for free :-) (comparing to similar Apple "Mac Pro" PC)

LovingSticky
02-12-09, 01:09 PM
Ok. So I did make the calculation. My PC with quadcore CPU, 16GB RAM, Adaptec RAID-5 card, 4x1TB drives, Blu-Ray and DVD burners, 30" Dell S-IPS LCD, X-Fi card, Vista x64 Ultimate OEM, Logitech G9 kbd + G15 mouse was $5000. Those are European prices, much higher than US ones.

Similar configuration of Mac Pro brings me to $14 000 (!!), US pricing:

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1610/applepcnv6.png

That means Apple PC, which is a bit worse than mine (have better GPU, faster CPU, BluRay burner, X-Fi, better keyboard, much better mouse, better monitor inputs, refresh rate and colors) is US$ 9 000 more.

That means I could buy 45 copies of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate OEM with my HW and still pay less (than for Apple PC) :-)

And I can also run 64bit Photoshop CS4, unlike Mac :)

Sean_W
02-12-09, 01:45 PM
Ok. So I did make the calculation. My PC with quadcore CPU, 16GB RAM, Adaptec RAID-5 card, 4x1TB drives, Blu-Ray and DVD burners, 30" Dell S-IPS LCD, X-Fi card, Vista x64 Ultimate OEM, Logitech G9 kbd + G15 mouse was $5000. Those are European prices, much higher than US ones.

Similar configuration of Mac Pro brings me to $14 000 (!!), US pricing:

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/1610/applepcnv6.png

That means Apple PC, which is a bit worse than mine (have better GPU, faster CPU, BluRay burner, X-Fi, better keyboard, much better mouse, better monitor inputs, refresh rate and colors) is US$ 9 000 more.

That means I could buy 45 copies of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate OEM with my HW and still pay less (than for Apple PC) :-)

And I can also run 64bit Photoshop CS4, unlike Mac :)

Where are you getting these figures?

You do know that all the countries in Europe are not using euro currency?

There is actually a 2,750.00 difference(including VAT) with our british pounds and U.S dollars.

LovingSticky
02-12-09, 02:07 PM
There is actually a 2,750.00 difference(including VAT) with our british pounds and U.S dollars.

Exchange rate is the magic word :) And yes, I do take that into account when saying my PC purchased for US$ 5 000 would cost me US$ 14 000 when purchased from Apple.

Generally, HW in US is priced less than in Europe. Lookup some items on newegg vs. any German e-shop, and convert € to US$ using current exchange rate.

That is why the difference would be even bigger, ie. Mac Pro would cost even more than 14 000 US$ in Europe.

Sean_W
02-12-09, 03:46 PM
Yer, your paying about $10,000 extra for the Mac design alone. :D

LovingSticky
02-12-09, 04:47 PM
I'd say my Coolermaster Stacker brushed aluminium case and Dell 3008WPF LCD are nicer ;)