Last Monday, Neowin published a rumored list of the final versions of Windows Vista that stirred up a bit of controversy and Microsoft asked them to take the post down. Now they and a number of other sites are reporting a new list of final versions based on the contents of an apparently under construction Microsoft Windows Vista Help and Support page that lists the versions and indirectly, their features. Todd Bishop at the Seattle PI has some commentary plus a list of sites carrying the story. It’s not over until the press release is published, but here’s the tentative list:
Windows Starter 2007
Windows Vista Home Basic (and Windows Vista Home Basic N for the European Union)
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Business (and Windows Vista Business N for the EU)
Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Ultimate
More by following the links, but this Microsoft site could easily disappear next week.
Update: The Microsoft site has disappeared. Paul Thurrott explains:
Just a day after being posted, the page was taken down. And now, Microsoft says that it hasn’t yet finalized Windows Vista branding.
“Microsoft recently posted a web page designed to test the Windows Vista help system that included incomplete information about the Windows Vista product line up,” a Microsoft spokesperson told me Monday morning. “This page has since been removed as it was posted prematurely and was for testing purposes only. We will share more information about the Windows Vista line up in the coming weeks.”