Hot News of the Week: Jan. 30, 2009
Earlier in the week evidence came to light to suggest that Windows 7 will be shipping in multiple versions. The latest version of Windows 7 beta, build 7025 (the public beta is build 7000), shows a screen during installation that asks the user which version of the OS he or she would like to install, according to a screenshot from PC Beta.
The five versions of Windows 7 are as follows: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate. While the news isn’t all that surprising (after all, Windows XP and Vista were both available in a number of different versions), many people were against the idea of so many different versions as opposed to just a small, medium, large approach.