But there's just one little thing that bothers me. What the dickens would seven-count-'em-seven different versions of Vista do to be different from one another?
Thurrott's latest nugget is that there will be two general categories of Windows Vista editions, Home and Business, similar to the two for XP, Home and Professional.
In the Vista Home category, says Thurrott, Microsoft will create four product editions: Windows Vista Starter Edition, Windows Vista Home Basic Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, and Windows Vista Ultimate Edition.
And in the Vista Business category, he says, there will be three editions: Windows Vista Small Business Edition, Windows Vista Professional Edition, and Windows Vista Enterprise Edition.
That sounds like a lot, but Thurrott reminds us that there are almost that many versions of XP: Starter, Home, Media Center, Professional, Professional x64, and Tablet.