They’ve announed the Windows 7 lineup claiming it offers ‘clear choice for consumers and business’. It appears they haven’t learnt from their mistakes?
They claim that the streamlined ‘clear choice’ is a choice between ‘Home Premium’ and ‘Professional’.
But reading further they mention that they’ll continue to offer enterprises the Enterprise edition and ‘Home Basic’ for the emerging world. Plus there will also be a ‘Windows Starter Edition’ limited to specific types of hardware.
Obviously for the ‘customers who want everything Windows 7 has to offer’, they’ll also be offering Windows 7 Ultimate.
So Microsoft’s ‘streamlined’ lineup is:
- Home Basic
- Home Premium
Apple with Snow Leopard will be offering a single edition. Why buy a crippled, buggy, tacky OS when you can buy from Apple?