Windows 7 line-up announced
Today Microsoft announced the official line-up of Windows 7 editions that will be made available.
The main changes, which I am very happy about, are:
- Two main Editions for consumers. Home Premium, and Professional.
- Professional now contains Media Center and everything else in Home Premium, as well as the traditional Pro feature set (Remote Desktop, domain support, etc).
Not only is this simpler, but I think it may constitute a price cut for people who needed to buy the Ultimate version of Vista in order to get both Media Center and Remote Desktop (or Domain support) in the same package. Now they can get a machine with Pro and be all set.
Here’s the official press release / Q&A with Windows General Manager Mike Ybarra.