Windows 7 SKUs Announced

By  |  Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 10:12 am

Well, I guess we can consider this a half win. While Microsoft will still offer just about the same number of SKUs as it did for Vista – criticized because it confused consumers – it will only focus on two of them. Pricing has yet to be announced, however.

Mary Jo Foley over at ZDNet has the details straight from Windows business chief Bill Veghte. There will be three main consumer-focused versions of the OS which will work as follows:

  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

Two SKUs would be available to the so-called ‘developing markets:’

  • Windows 7 Starter Edition
  • Windows 7 Home Basic

There would also be a version aimed at business, Windows 7 Enterprise. This does not include the EU-mandated N and K versions, which add additional SKUs to the lineup. In any case, you will be able to purchase upgrade media even if you have XP installed. Very smart move on Microsoft’s part.



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  1. Oli from Says:

    So we’ve established that despite how well the beta of W7 has gone down, Microsoft simply haven’t managed to learn from their mistakes with Vista.

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