Thoughts and links from the crew of the On Computers Radio Show as we wander the Web.
Here is my decoding for what it is worth:Windows Vista Starter - the Europe version without Media Player. Could also be the base code for emerging countries like India, China.Windows Vista Home Basic - XP Home equivalentWindows Vista Home Premium - XP Home with unknown kicker. Remember Windows XP Plus add-on?Windows Vista Ultimate - Windows XP Media Center equivalent plus some new digital home stuffWindows Vista Pro Standard/SB - the enterprise desktop editionWindows Vista Starter Digital Boost - OEM -- probably XP Home equivalent with Media Player for EuropeThe server SKUs seemed straight forward.
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1869960,00.aspSee today's story about Emerald, the interim rollup for Windows XP Media Center, followed by Diamond in Vista timeframe. I expect the Vista MCE to be tightly integrated with the Xbox 360 as a media extender, and as a point of purchase for online content.
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