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Which Vista Is the Right Vista?

Ever since Microsoft announced the various versions of Windows Vista, people, including me, have been mocking them for it. But read this. I don’t see any way to look at the Vista product matrix and not come to the conclusion that Microsoft holds its customers in contempt.

For example, the low-end option, Vista Starter. It won’t address more than 256 MB of RAM and won’t allow you to run more than three apps at a time. And, like a few of the other low-end versions of Vista, it doesn’t include the new Aero UI chrome. Why does this product even exist?

Why have they made it so hard to figure out which version of Vista you might want?

Thursday, 26 October 2006