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Consumer Versions of Windows Vista Available Early

| Posted: Jan 23, 2007 10:37 pm

Though the official launch for consumer versions of Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system is yet to occur (January 30), the DailyTech have learned of at least one store to have listed several editions of the OS which are confirmed as being in stock and ready to ship!


Techpowerup have also since discovered that Newegg are doing the same thing. is listing three Vista SKUs on its website that are in stock and ready to ship.


The editions available include Vista 32-bit Home Basic OEM (Microsoft Part Number: 66G-00576) for $89.90, Vista 32-bit Home Basic OEM 3-pack (Microsoft Part Number: 66G-00613) for $268.90 and Vista 32-bit Business OEM (Microsoft Part Number: 66J-02289) for $139.90. As of today, there were no listings for Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate on the site.


Vista Home Basic, as its name implies, is the most barebones version of the operating system. It lacks the Windows Aero "Glass" UI, Windows Flip 3D and Live Taskbar Thumbnails. Vista Home Basic also only supports one physical processor (unlimited cores) while the other consumer editions of Vista support two physical processors (unlimited cores).


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