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So the rumors are true: Microsoft is saying that it'll release six different editions of Windows Vista when the OS--due to show up late this year--arrives. (Actually, there will be twelve versions, since everything will be available in both 32- and 64-bit editions.)

The company will aim three versions of Windows at home users
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Microsoft's website, confirming the versions
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woot! 12 versions!!!.... i hope i can afford to have one copy
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I guess I will go with Home Premium when the time comes, like in 2 years or so. Have to give time for them to work out the bugs. Any idea on the price ranges?
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woot! 12 versions!!!.... i hope i can afford to have one copy
Uhh no, 6 versions.
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Uhh no, 6 versions.
Uh no, 6 versions for 32 bit and 6 for 64 bit, 6x2=12
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So, why do I only see 5? Are they including the one for the countries that have rampant piracy issues?

It also makes you kind of wonder, if there will be minimum OS requirements, not like today where it just says Windows, more of Windows Basic Home required or Windows Ultimate required.
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So, why do I only see 5? Are they including the one for the countries that have rampant piracy issues?
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External memory devices

Adding system memory (RAM) is often the best way to improve your PC's performance. More memory means more applications are ready to run without accessing the hard drive. However, upgrading memory is not always easy. You must learn what type of memory you need, purchase the memory, and open your computer to install the memory—which sometimes can invalidate your support agreement. Also, some machines have limited memory expansion capabilities, preventing you from adding RAM even if you are willing to do so.

Windows Vista introduces a new concept in adding memory to a system. USB flash drives can be used as External Memory Devices (EMDs) to extend system memory and improve performance without opening the box. Your computer is able to access memory from an EMD device much more quickly than it can access data on the hard drive, boosting system performance. When combined with SuperFetch technology, this can help drive impressive improvement in system responsiveness.

EMD technology is both reliable and secure. You can remove an EMD at any time without any loss of data or negative impact to the system; however, if you remove the EMD, your performance returns to the level you experienced without the device. Wear on the USB drive is not an issue when using it as an EMD. A unique algorithm optimizes wear patterns, so that a USB device can run as an EMD for many years, even when heavily used. Finally, data on the EMD is encrypted to help prevent inappropriate access to data when the device is removed.
man thats interesting! now we can choose a mobo with limited dimm slots and other options we want! interesting? now mobo companies might make a diferent selection of mobos to use this? it should also lower the price on flash drives. i have always wanted a flash drive to expensive! lol
    
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Meh....my university has a contract with MS for the next 15 years, than any OS they come out with can be freely distributed to the students of the university. Hooray.....

If it wasn't for that, i would probly still be running Win98. lol.....I'l have it a week after it comes out....w00t.
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man thats interesting! now we can choose a mobo with limited dimm slots and other options we want! interesting? now mobo companies might make a diferent selection of mobos to use this? it should also lower the price on flash drives. i have always wanted a flash drive to expensive! lol
But they're not expensive! You can add a gig for less than $100!
    
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