Newegg is currently offering Windows XP Media Center Edition for just $110 which sounds like a lot of money but it really isn’t when you put it into perspective. For purchasing that you will receive an upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium when it is released in early 2007. According to the prices that Microsoft made available earlier this year Vista Home Premium will cost $239, so you get more than half off with this deal!
There are no upgrade plans available for Windows Vista Ultimate so you will have to fork out a lot of dough in order to get that version. I’m sure many of you, like me, are wondering what the real differences are between all of the different versions. There is a really nice feature comparison chart that Microsoft put together in this 60MB product guide but I wouldn’t make you download that whole thing, would I?
Of course I wouldn’t so you can view the enormous Vista feature comparison table right here on CyberNet News. Now you shouldn’t take for granted being able to view that so easily! Converting the ugly HTML code that Microsoft Word spits out into something that is compatible with more than just Internet Explorer was not an easy task. In fact, the HTML was so terrible that I almost wanted to cry…but I was determined to get it done. :)
One thing that is important to note is that Vista Premium does not support “Two
processors (two processor sockets)” which means that you can’t have two processors. However, Vista Premium does support dual core processors which is why Microsoft was careful to note the “two processor sockets” part.