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Oct 21 2010
1 Windows 7, for home and business desktops and portable computers 19473
2 Windows XP Professional, for business and power users (Version number: NT 5.1.2600) 12718
3 Windows Vista, for home and business desktops and portable computers 7740
4 Windows Mobile 6.5 for smartphones and PDAs 5554
5 Windows Server 2008 for servers. 5277
6 Windows Server 2003 for servers 4795
7 CE-based 4294
8 Windows 98 3428
9 Windows 95 3202
10 Windows Server 2008 R2 for servers. 1780
11 Windows Home Server Announced at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Windows Home Server is intended to be a solution for homes with multiple connected PCs to offer file sharing, automated backups, and remote access. 1645
12 Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Codenamed "Cougar") for small businesses 1464
13 Comparison of Microsoft Windows versions 1075
14 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, for PCs with x86-64 processors (based on Windows Server 2003) 918
15 Windows XP Media Center Edition for desktops and notebooks with an emphasis on audio, video, and PVR capability. There are four versions: 781
16 Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs, a low-end version of Windows XP that is intended to be a thin-client that works with older hardware. 609
17 Windows Embedded CE 6.0, for embedded systems (not based on the Windows NT kernel) 535
18 Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Codenamed "Centro") for medium-sized businesses 211
19 Windows XP Starter Edition, for new computer users in developing countries 33
20 Storage Server for Network Attached Storage Devices (5.2.3790) 26
21 Windows 7 Starter A variant for developing countries and netbooks, in which the Aero theme is not included, nor 64-bit compatibility. This edition will be available pre-installed on computers through system integrators or computer manufacturers. < 5
22 Windows Vista Home Basic Similar to Windows XP Home Edition, Home Basic is intended for budget users not requiring advanced media support for home use. The Windows Aero theme with translucent effects will not be included with this edition. < 5
23 Windows Vista Enterprise (Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6000.0) This edition is aimed at the enterprise segment of the market, and is a superset of the Business edition. Additional features include multilingual user interface support, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application support. This edition will not be available through retail or OEM channels < 5
24 Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, for tablet PCs < 5
25 Windows 7 Home Premium This edition contains features aimed at the home market segment, such as Windows Media Center, Windows Aero and touch-screen controls. < 5
26 List of Microsoft software codenames < 5
27 Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate contains the same features as Windows 7 Enterprise, but unlike that edition it will be available to home users on an individual license basis. Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional users will be able to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate for a fee using Windows Anytime Upgrade if they wish to do so. Unlike Windows Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 Ultimate edition will not include the Windows Ultimate Extras feature or any exclusive features. (6.1.7600) < 5
28 Windows XP Professional N, as above, but without a default installation of Windows Media Player, as mandated by an EU ruling < 5
29 Windows XP Embedded, for embedded systems requiring parts of the Windows XP infrastructure < 5
30 Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic will be available in emerging markets such as Brazil, People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand. It will not be available in countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Some Aero options are excluded along with several new features. < 5
31 Windows Vista Business This edition is aimed at the business market. It includes advanced network and security features, whilst excluding entertainment features. < 5
32 Windows 8, Currently being developed as the successor to Windows 7, and scheduled for released in 2012. < 5
33 Windows Vista Home Premium Like Windows XP Media Center Edition, this edition will support more advanced multimedia and entertainment authoring, premium games, mobile and tablet PC support, Network Projector, Windows Aero, Touch Screen, and auxiliary display (via Windows Side Show) support. < 5
34 Windows 7 Enterprise (Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600) This edition targets the enterprise segment of the market and will be sold through volume licensing to companies which have Software Assurance contract with Microsoft. Additional features include support for Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packages, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application-support. Not available through retail or OEM channels, this edition will be distributed through Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). As a result it includes several SA-only benefits, including a license allowing the running of multiple virtual machines, and activation via VLK. < 5
35 Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, for notebooks with a touch screen or a pen-sensitive screen < 5
36 Windows Vista Ultimate This edition combines all the features of the Home Premium and Enterprise editions, a game performance tweaker (WinSAT), and "Ultimate Extras". < 5
37 Windows Vista Starter Similar to Windows XP Starter Edition, this edition will be limited to emerging markets such as Colombia, India, Thailand, and Indonesia, mainly to offer a legal alternative to using unauthorized copies. It will not be available in the United States, Canada, Europe, or Australia. < 5
38 Windows 7 Professional This edition is targeted toward enthusiasts and small business users. It includes all the features of Windows 7 Home Premium, and adds the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain. Additional features include operating as a Remote Desktop server, location aware printing, Encrypting File System, Presentation Mode and Windows XP Mode. < 5


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