Windows 7 is finally here and Microsoft intended it to be intuitive and simple to use and hopes to remedy past OS problems related to security, reliability and stability . In an attempt to meet the needs of the many different types of computer users, Windows 7 will be released in six versions.
Versions of Windows 7
- Starter- is for PCs with limited hardware capabilities (netbooks, lower end laptops and workstations). Users are limited to using a maximum of three simultaneously running programs at a time.
- Home Premium- offers enhanced Windows navigation, improved taskbars and jumplists, live thumbnail previews, Mobility Center for smart phone users, Aero Glass—a new way to view folders, enhancements to Windows Media Center and Media Streaming, and the ability to simultaneously run an unlimited number of applications.
- Home Basic- is a scaled down version of Home Premium that is intended for the overseas market. This version has been modified to run on PCs with smaller processers.
- Professional- includes all the features of Home Premium as well as providing simple and secure server networking, advanced network backup, file and folder encryption, and location-aware printing to help your PC find the correct printer, regardless of location.
- Enterprise- is similar to Professional but is intended for large corporate customers that are business volume-licensed. In addition to the features offered in Professional, it also includes enhanced security features such as Bitlocker data protection and advanced management capabilities.
- Ultimate- provides home users all the features of the Enterprise version but doesn’t require a volume license. Unfortunately, this version will have only limited availability through occasional promotional deals.