Microsoft to Release Windows 7 in Six Fun Flavors!

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Sometimes Microsoft adapts freakishly fast. Sometimes, however, it moves at a snails pace. One thing I wish they would catch on to is that releasing an OS in multiple versions leads to consumer confusion. It did it with Vista and it’s doing it again with Windows 7.Here’s the breakdown of how it’ll be released to market:

 

Windows 7 Starter Edition

The Starter Edition (SE) is mainly aimed at emerging market and netbook users. With SE customers will be able to run only 3 applications at the same time but will benefit from user interface (UI) improvements such as the new taskbar and JumpLists. Also, users will be able to join a Home Group (to share media files over a local network).

Windows 7 Home Basic

The Home Basic Edition (HB) is basically the equivalent of Vista’s Media Center edition and will allow the use of unlimited applications at the same time, while bringing further UI enhancements such as live thumbnail previews and ‘enhanced visual experience’. Additionally, HB also enables advanced networking support like Internet connection sharing (including over wireless) and brings the Mobility Center (power management for laptops).

Windows 7 Home Premium

The Home Premium (HP) version will bring all the visual goodies of Windows 7 like the Aero Glass UI and the advanced window navigation. Besides touchscreen implementations (handwriting recognition, multi-touch), the Home Premium edition also brings improved media format support and enhancements to Windows Media Center and media streaming.

Windows 7 Professional

The Professional edition of Windows 7 brings along more security and networking features like the Encrypting File System, advanced network backup and joining managed networks with Domain Join. Also, the Pro version brings location aware printing – whether at home or work.

Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate

Whether you’re a home user or a business, the Enterprise and Ultimate editions (probably differentiated by price in the end) will bring a similar set of advanced features like bitLocker data protection for internal and external drives, DirectAccess for corporate networking based on Windows Server 2008 R2 and lock unauthorized software from running with AppLocker.

So, how it breaks down is this the primary version for consumers will be called Windows 7 Home Premium, and the one for businesses will be called Windows 7 Professional. Home Basic is intended for sale in developing countries. Starter Edition can be installed by PC manufacturers anywhere in the world. If you want everything there is then Enterprise is for big corporate customers and Ultimate is for consumers and those versions have everything there is including the kitchen sink.

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  1. i wrote some reviews on yelp previously and even got 1st to review on one of them that was published in the past. Now that I check back at those retailers/restaurants reviews I don’t see the ones I wrote. However I can still see the reviews I wrote on ‘My account’. Yelp is scum for not publishing my reviews.

  2. Yelp’s CEO can deny things all he wants, but proof printed on his own website says otherwise. Below’s a thread about someone giving a company a bad review, and then a Yelp employee going out of their way to contact and eventually harass the reviewer. When the reviewer blocks the employee’s communications to avoid further harassment, the employee then opens a public thread, and divulges private emails.
    The employee at first vehemently denies being paid by Yelp, but later gets caught confessing to the whole thing:
    “yelps pays me a lot of money to protect its sponsors. its a good racket. dont blow it for me.”
    The fact that this same employee who began the harassment has also given the other company a glowing review, is completely unethical to say the least.
    See for yourself, and quickly, before Yelp pulls the thread down to cover up their tracks:
    http://www.yelp.com/topic/san-francisco-calling-you-out-atlas-plumbing-review

  3. Yelp! is operated by a buncha post-nazi’s. They preach first amendment but then censor anything they deem inappropriate”. Any communication with them is full of FAQ answers, and nothing, nothing is ever written from the heart. I understand that they may get millions of e-mails a day, but hey, they’re not in it just for fun. Stop copy and pasting e-mail answers to complaints. They’re real smart, though, in leaving just enough negative light on themselves as to not seem “too” good or suspicious. Smart move fella’s.Visit http://www.yelp-sucks.com. Not as many people know about this place though.

  4. […] Microsoft to Release Windows 7 in Six Fun Flavors! Posted on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 in microsoft – Comments: (0) Sometimes Microsoft adapts freakishly fast. Sometimes, however, it moves at a snails pace. One thing I wish they would catch on to is that releasing an OS in multiple versions leads to consumer confusion. It did it with Vista and it’s doing it again with Windows 7.Here’s the breakdown of how it’ll be released to market: Windows 7 Starter Edition The Starter Edition (SE) is mainly aimed at emerging market and netbook users. […]

  5. Yelp sucks so bad. Bunch of assholes. Everything described on this site is what they have done to me. What can we do? They leave hate comments and delete really good ones at random. I’ve had over 15 great reviews deleted while one sick ass gets theirs to remain. What is up with that????

  6. Yelp is a complete racket! I have had eight 5 star reviews removed but one disgruntled associate loses her job and spend the next two months becoming an elite yelper just so she can post a negative review about my business. And, it will never be removed. Now they call weekly to get me to advertise on their site. They want me to pay them money to facilitate a blank bitching board for any peon to write any biased review about my business without any verification or recourse? Oh Yes, now businesses can respond but that doesn’t affect the star rating which is what clients see when they do a search. I am astonished that there is no legal recourse. I am so looking forward to Yelp going down. They are greedy bastards and deserve to be sued into oblivion.

    • I will happily join any suit against Yelp. Their biased practices have made my business suffer greatly in this economy. Please let me know if you have any information about a lawsuit against Yelp. It would have to be a group suing because as an individual you will never win.

  7. Yelp does have the right to censor, and we have the right not to post to Yelp. My own experience was that they removed my review, but that it shows up when I logon.

  8. As a private business Yelp has the right to present information however they wish. It is freedom of speech. However, when we’re dealing with things like reviews, these things can have a measurable effect on others. If it can be proven that Yelp purposely manipulated how they present their information in order to harm a business or to extort them into paying a monthly fee for their service, then a civil suit is more than warranted.
    Right now the best thing to do is spread the word. Tell your friends not to trust Yelp. Let them know how reviews are censored, blocked, and even deleted according to how much money is being paid. I was a new reviewer until they erased three positive reviews of my friend’s restaurant, tanking his rating. This is what made me decide to stop writing for them and stop consulting the site for ratings.

  9. Yelp removed my review of the Red and Black Cafe (along with all other negative posters) as they said they didn’t allow political discussion in a review. Funny, the Red and Black Cafe is a anarchist cafe that will remove you (including a local policeman) from the premises if they don’t agree with your political views. I thought pointing that out was relevant to a review of the cafe. Yelp didn’t agree and censored all the negative comments about Red and Black’s discriminatory policies.

  10. I live in Mountain View and have written four review in the last year and a half.  I’ll write a review about a place if I have been there several times and I think I have a feel for the place.  Of couse, the place cant be bad if I’ve been there several times and that tends to weed out places that would get a bad review.
    Of my reviews, two have been for five stars and two for four stars.  Yelp censored three of them.
    I am less than thrilled with the integrity of Yelp.
    Paul