windows-7-graphic Microsoft decided to cut down a bit on the number of Windows 7 editions that they will be releasing. With Vista that was a bit of an issue, as buyers had no clue which one to choose from the many options that were available.

Only three different variants of Windows 7 will be launched though and you can see the details about them below:

Windows 7 Home Premium has the same features as Vista Home Premium had, coming with Windows Media Center, Aero interface, handwriting, multi touch and DVD playback.

Windows 7 Professional has the features that a Vista business installation would have. Besides the features of the Home Premium version, the Professional will also have group policy based management tools, joining Windows domains, network based backup features, Remote Desktop host capabilities and Encrypting file system support.

Windows 7 Ultimate is the best version out of the three. Besides the features that Professional has, it will also come with:

In either case, the feature set includes everything in Professional edition plus support for BitLocker whole-drive encryption (and the new BitLocker To Go feature, which adds high-grade encryption to removable media). This edition also includes all supported language packs (those cost extra for other editions) and the capability to boot from a VHD.

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