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Windows 7: What is the point of buying Ultima?

27 Jun 2009   #31
Malboro

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikeinch View Post
I don't want to turn my windows into another language, the English version is fine, but i want to be able to write in english, french and chinese. Do i necessarily need the Ultimate version for that ?
No, all version can do that.


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27 Jun 2009   #32
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Martin View Post
+1,, home premium think is the best option
I disagree -- but it depends on what you want to do on your computer.

The biggest feature missing in Home Premium is that it doesn't have a Remote Desktop Server which means if you want to connect with your computer at homewhich is running W7 Home Premium from a remote Internet site you won't be able to use RDP to connect to it.

You'll need at least the Business edition.

Now I know a lot of people WANT to be able to logon to their home computers from work or wherever so missing an RDP server is a big omission -- same proble in Windows XP home and XP Pro but XP home was "Hackable" to allow RDP functionality to work.

Whether W7 Home premium will aloow a similar hack I don't know.

Cheers
jimbo
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27 Jun 2009   #33
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MUff1N View Post
This is like asking "Why do you need a Lamborghini to get around when a VW bug does the same thing?"

Because the Lamborghini is way cooler & I want it!
Good nuff reason to have it in my book...right!

So the same goes with Ultimate!
I want it, so I'm going to get it!!!
$219 aint that much to ask for it either...

I've never settled for anything but the best OS MS has to offer & I'm not about to compromise now...
Ok consider yourself a normal worker, taking about $1000 per month. Lamborghini mantainance costs ya a lot, tires costs you about $2000 (LOL). So if you ever buy lamborghini, you'll have it in your garage every day. Maybe you are gonna to use it on weekend, once a month.
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11 Jul 2009   #34
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7user2009 View Post
Ultimate is scam, just like Vista Ultimately. Seriously, how many of us really 'used' any of the Vista Ultimate's "extra, exclusive" features?
Since early 2007 when I got my Vista Ultimate, I´ve been very happy to be able to use my personal home computer in 4 different languages. My wife has her own user account in German, which is her native language. I can use it in Finnish, my native language. For work-related reasons too complicate to explain here, I time to time also need the possibility to use my computer in my working languages English and Swedish.

First Vista Ultimate gave me this opportunity and now I could not think any other way to use my computer. With Windows 7 lurking behind the corner I´ll be happy to pay the extra cost to get Ultimate.

All the other "Ultimate Extras" are basicly meaningless for me though an interesting bonus.
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11 Jul 2009   #35
Mystere

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Please don't use the word "Pro", it's no longer called that. It's "Business" version, just so we stop some of the confusion.

However, there are several advantages over Business. BitLocker and BitLocker to go are the biggest. Yes, you can use TrueCrypt, but it's not 100% identical functionality. For instance, TrueCrypt doesn't use your TPM chip if you have one, thus it uses more CPU cycles to encrypt and decrypt, and it's less secure (because TPM stores keys in hardware, although TrueCrypt offers some better encryption methods). Also BitLocker can be controlled via ActiveDirectory and GroupPolicy, TrueCrypt can't.

Other features over Business is Services for Unix, Boot from VHD, AppLocker, Multiple Languages, Branch Cache, and a few other smaller details.

If you don't use any of those things, or want to use them, then certainly Business is a better choice. For those that do want to use them, then Ultimate/Enterprise is the better choice.

However, I dislike your terming of BitLocker as "useless".. certainly it's not.
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11 Jul 2009   #36
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
Please don't use the word "Pro", it's no longer called that. It's "Business" version, just so we stop some of the confusion.
Huh? MS calls it the Professional edition - where / when was it changed?

Which one is right for you?
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11 Jul 2009   #37
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7user2009 View Post
Ultimate is scam, just like Vista Ultimately. Seriously, how many of us really 'used' any of the Vista Ultimate's "extra, exclusive" features?

lol well I used the new sounds schemes and played tinkner like 2x
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11 Jul 2009   #38
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I found a very glaring omission from ultimate, no upgrade ability.

What are we gonna do when super duper ultimate comes out, huh?

Shame no you M$$$$!
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11 Jul 2009   #39
Mystere

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
Huh? MS calls it the Professional edition - where / when was it changed?

Which one is right for you?
My mistake. Vista called it Business, and I was under the impression they stayed with that, but I guess they went back to "Pro" for 7.
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11 Jul 2009   #40
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

There is a major change in the way that the SKU's for windows7 are featured from vista.

In vista the home version and the business version both contained items that the other did not, Ultimate (enterprise) was the superset of both lower SKUs,
This made it useful for those who, for example, used the system at home and at work

With Seven each SKU contains all features of the lower version so that I believe that the professional edition will fulfill the role of vista's ultimate (apart from the already mentioned language and Bitlocker extras, of course).
THe other extras which are available in ultimate or enterprise such as branch cache are only really needed in an enterprise scenario
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