Editions of Windows® Vista
What are the different versions of the Windows Vista operating system?
An operating system (OS) is a set of system software programs in a computer that regulate the ways application software programs use the computer hardware and the ways that users control the computer. With Windows Vista, Microsoft released four different versions of the same basic operating system each one having more features (and a higher price tag) then the previous one.
The following points will provide a better understanding of different versions of Windows Vista operating system:
- Features of Windows Vista Home Basic
- Features of Windows Vista Home Premium
- Features of Windows Vista Business
- Features of Windows Vista Ultimate
Features of Windows Vista Home Basic
Features of Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Basic is just what its name implies it to be, the cheapest and most basic Windows Vista operating system offered by Microsoft. Windows Vista Home Basic enables you to protect your PC and personal information through the Windows Defender program and the Windows Firewall. The Home Basic OS also allows you to use Internet Explorer 7 and find what you want using Instant Search.
Features of Windows Vista Home Premium
Features of Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Home Premium is the best operating system to use if you do not use your computer for business purposes. Home Premium comes with a plethora of features including those on Home Basic. The new features of Windows Vista Home Premium include the following: all in one media center functionality, automated backup of your files with the Scheduled Backup program, 3 premium included games (Chess Titans, Mahjong Titans, and Inkball), and the creation of HD movies with Windows Movie Maker to name a few.
Features of Windows Vista Business The Windows Vista® Business operating system is a must-have for people involved in business. By cutting out the three premium games included in the Windows Vista Home Premium package, Windows Vista® Business adds a lot of space to your OS, which in turn allows it to add more business related features to your computer. Some of the features include: Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore (which protects against hardware failure), remote access to your business resources and applications (through the Remote Desktop Connection), and Windows Fax and Scan, which allows you to scan, fax, and receive documents.
Features of Windows Vista Ultimate The best of the Windows Vista operating system versions is the Ultimate. With Windows Vista Ultimate you get everything. Some of the unique features of Windows Vista Ultimate include the following: access to Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption, Windows Ultimate Extras, and everything included in all of the previous versions combined.