Originally supposed to be released in August 2006, Windows Vista is being released on November 30, 2006 for businesses and now January 30, 2007 for homes. As if two versions of XP hasn’t been confusing enough for consumers (one of Computers.net most popular articles, read nearly every day by online searchers, explains the difference between XP Home & Pro), Microsoft will have six versions of Vista: three for businesses, two for homes, and one for developing countries. Pricing will be around $100 to $400, depending on the version.
Computer retailers aren’t very happy with the release missing the holiday season, though Microsoft claims a Vista upgrade program will help give sales a boost for the holidays (see related article: Microsoft Delaying Vista Causes Rock Bottom PC Prices). So Microsoft will be offering some sort of coupon for a discounted
version of Vista to customers who buy a PC during the holiday season.
For more details on what Vista has to offer, check out the Microsoft Vista Features page. For system requirements, check out the chart below: