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Based off of Paul Thurrot's Article, here.

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Windows Vista Features at a GlanceEdit

The Fundamentals
Feature Starter Home N Home Basic Home Premium Professional N Professional Small Business Enterprise Ultimate
SafeDocs Backup & Restore
Scheduled Backup
Network-Based Backup
Shadow Copy Client
Encrypting File System (EFS)
Migration support from Windows XP
Productivity
Feature Starter Home N Home Basic Home Premium Professional N Professional Small Business Enterprise Ultimate
Desktop Window Manager (DWM)
Aero Glass, Animations, Visual Effects
Productivity Features (Rolodex, Tab Previews, Task Bar Previews)
Unlimited Screen Resolution Support Maximum 1024x768
Fast User Switching (FUS)
Communication
Feature Starter Home N Home Basic Home Premium Professional N Professional Small Business Enterprise Ultimate
RDP/Remote Decktop
P2P Meeting Place (Ad-Hoc Meetings, People Discovery, Presentation Broadcast)
Windows Web Server
Windows Fax Client
Digital Media and Entertainment
Feature Starter Home N Home Basic Home Premium Professional N Professional Small Business Enterprise Ultimate
DVD Video Authoring
Direct Media Mode
Media Center (Including Extenders, and Games)
Number of Remote Media Center Sessions Supported 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5
Movie Maker HD Publishing
Advanced Photography Features
Premium Games (Shanghai, Solitare, 3D Chess)
Windows Media Player 11 and related components
Networking
Feature Starter Home N Home Basic Home Premium Professional N Professional Small Business Enterprise Ultimate
Number of Network Connections Supported 0 5 5 10 10 10 10 10 10
Domain Join Support Quattro Only
1:1 Network Projection
SMNP Support
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Mobility
Feature Starter Home N Home Basic Home Premium Professional N Professional Small Business Enterprise Ultimate
PC-to-PC Sync
Mobility Center
Tablet PC Functionality
Auxiliary Display Support
Offline Folders with Client-Side Caching
PC Management
Feature Starter Home N Home Basic Home Premium Professional N Professional Small Business Enterprise Ultimate
Subsystem for UNIX-Based Applications
Secure Startup (Cornerstone)
Single-Session Virtual PC
Multi-Language User Interface (MUI)
Licensing
Feature Starter Home N Home Basic Home Premium Professional N Professional Small Business Enterprise Ultimate
Windows Activation Services
Processor and Memory Support
Feature Starter Home N Home Basic Home Premium Professional N Professional Small Business Enterprise Ultimate
Supports 32-Bit x86 Processors
Amount of RAM Supported on 32-Bit Systems 256MB 8GB 8GB 16GB Maximum for Hardware Maximum for Hardware Maximum for Hardware Maximum for Hardware Maximum for Hardware
Supports 64-Bit x64 Processors
Amount of RAM Supported on 64-Bit Systems N/A 8GB 8GB 16GB 128+GB 128+GB 128+GB 128+GB 128+GB
Number of Physical CPU's Supported 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Number of Virtual CPU's Supported via HyperThreading 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 4


Windows Vista Edition List
Windows Vista Product List: Starter | Home N | Home Basic | Home Premium | Professional N | Professional | Small Business | Enterprise | Ultimate


Microsoft Operating System Versions
Microsoft Operating System Versions:

MS-DOS: QDOS | 1.0 | 2.0 | 2.1 | 2.11 | 3.0 | 3.1 | 3.2 | 3.21 | 3.3 | 3.3A | 3.31 | 4.0 | 4.01 | 4.01A | 5.0 | 5.0A | 6.0 | 6.2 | 6.21 | 6.22 | 7.0 | 7.1 | 8.0

Windows 1.x: 1.0 | 1.01 | 1.02 | 1.03 | 1.04

Windows 2.x: 2.0 | 2.01 | 2.1 | 2.2

Windows 3.x: 3.0 | 3.0A | 3.1 | 3.11 | 3.2

Windows for Workgroups 3.x: 3.1 | 3.11

Windows 9x: 95 | 98 | ME

Windows NT: 3.1 | 3.5 | 3.51 | 4.0 | 2000 | XP | 2003

Future Windows NT: Vista | Longhorn Server | Blackcomb Server

Windows CE: 1.0 | 1.1 | 2.0 | 2.1 | 2.11 | 2.12 | 3.0 | 4.0 | 4.1 | 4.2 | 5.0

Windows Embedded: NT | XP

Windows Mobile: 2003 | 5.0

Previous Windows Codenames: Janus | Snowball | Kato | Daytona | Chicago | Memphis | Millennium | Cairo | Odyssey | Neptune | Whistler | Longhorn | Blackcomb

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