Windows Vista Business

This is a discussion on Windows Vista Business within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Does anyone see a legitimate reason for getting this over the Home Premium Edition on a home desktop PC? To ...

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    Windows Vista Business

    Does anyone see a legitimate reason for getting this over the Home Premium Edition on a home desktop PC? To me it seems the Media Center features are more important, but does anyone see something very important in the Business Edition?
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    from wikipedia:
    "Includes the IIS web server, fax support, Rights Management Services (RMS) Client, file system encryption, dual processor (two sockets) support, system image backup and recovery, offline file support, a full version of Remote Desktop, ad-hoc P2P collaboration capabilities, Previous Versions (Windows ShadowCopy), and several other business features not in Home Premium."

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    Yeah, thanks. I know what the differences are, I'm just asking whether or not you find any of them particularly useful for a home PC. Remote Desktop is likely the most important feature, but I doubt I'd use it.
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    I seem to recall Winsupersite mentioning that the business and ultimate editions don't need activation. That and dual processor support are about the only features I could see useful. :P

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    I was reading a reveiw of the vista options on Techrepublic the other day,
    the only real option, in their opinion, is the Ultimate.

    if going to Vista get everything, with fewest headaches is their reasoning.

    personally, I'll continue to be 100% linux.
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    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaqui
    I was reading a reveiw of the vista options on Techrepublic the other day,
    the only real option, in their opinion, is the Ultimate.

    if going to Vista get everything, with fewest headaches is their reasoning.
    Yeah, I was thinking about that, however, for a 20 year old just trying to pay for living expenses, $160 more is a bit of a headache itself. If the extras don't amount to anything, I might not bother. However, it's still on the list of possibilities.
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    I know a few people who still use windows 95 and 98. If the interface and OS has everything a person needs, few people will bother to change what they already have. I use Win Xp HE SP2 and have no reason to get Vista. I have heard from sources that MS are having tech issues with it anyway. I doubt it will be avalible for a while yet
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    swgh,
    actually, it is being marketed for corporate customers right now, and will be released to genneral public by the end of january from the industry buzz.


    SlyMaelstrom,

    you'll note, I'm sticking with linux only
    the vista "features" are more WGA / DRM controls and more bells and whistles bloat.

    effectively, Vista is making it so you have to prove to your computer you bought that dvd to be able to watch it on your computer.
    or that you bought that program, to install it.
    [ what about freeware / open source? ]
    guess you'll be stuck with only commercial software with vista.
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    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    Yeah, ok... Linux is wonderful. I'd just prefer not to have to deal with all the work-arounds to get DX10 games running on Linux. It's a wasted effort, in my opinion and I get little satisfaction out of it. When I want a free office program or safer internet browsing, I'll use Linux, but for games I prefer my Wintendo.
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    Also I see mention of extras available only to Ultimate on this site.

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