Just when you thought that things could not become more complicated with Vista, the OS due to replace XP some time next year (apparently!), it has emerged that there will be seven variants of the OS
when it is released. Included in the range is a cut down starter edition for third world countries, which will only run three applications at a time, as well as Home Basic Edition, which will fill the same slot as Windows XP Home, and Home Premium Edition, which has enhanced media capabilities. Vista Professional is set to take the place of XP Pro, and there will also be a Small Business Edition, which includes a networked backup solution. Then there is an Enterprise Edition and also the Ultimate Edition. Ultimate Edition features things like Game Performance Tweaker, a Podcast creation utility, exclusive access to music, movies and so forth.