过漫长的等待,美国太平洋标准时间:周三,2006年11月8日上午11:00,微软宣布Windows 已经RTM,终结了Windows开发史上最长的开发周期。

Vista 的发布将会有两个独立的阶段:商业和消费版本,分别在2006年11月和2007年1月。在此期间,伴随发布的产品还有Office 2007 System、Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0和Exchange Server 2007。

在2007年,微软也将发布新办的Visual Studio和期待已久的Longhorn Server产品系列。

基于此,自始至终关注Vista的Paul Thurrott也将陆续为我们带来相关的评测文章及信息,我们也会陆续翻译整理后供西行的朋友们欣赏。它们是:

* Vista RTM 评测–一共8个部分,其中的2个已经发布,其他的将会陆续发布。

RTM 的Windows Vista包含多个版本:Windows Vista Starter、Windows Vista Home Basic、Windows Vista Home Basic N、Windows Vista Home Premium、Windows Vista Business、Windows Vista Business N、Windows Vista Ultimate,现在我们来看看它们各自的界面截图.

1、Windows Vista Starter

Aimed at select low-cost computers sold in emerging markets, Windows Vista Starter is the only Windows Vista product edition that is available only in 32-bit versions. It includes only the most basic Windows Vista features, including the Windows Basic user interface, the various Windows Vista security enhancements, and instant search.

截图页面: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_rtm_starter_gallery.asp

2、Windows Vista Home Basic

Windows Vista Home Basic is a low-end mainstream Vista version aimed at users with only the most basic of needs. It includes Vista’s enhanced security features, the Windows Vista Basic user interface, parental controls, instant search, manual file backup and restore, enhanced games, and improved networking functionality.

截图页面: ttp://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_rtm_homebasic_gallery.asp

3、Windows Vista Home Basic N

Windows Vista Home Basic N is identical to Windows Vista Home Basic, except that it loses various Windows Media-based technologies, including Windows Media Player 11 and Windows Movie Maker. These shots also include examples of the rarely seen Windows Standard user interface.

截图页面: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_rtm_homebasicn_gallery.asp

4、Windows Vista Home Premium

The “premium” Vista product version aimed at consumers, Windows Vista Home Premium includes the Windows Aero user interface, Windows Media Center AV functionality, a full suite of digital media tools including Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Gallery, Windows Movie Maker HD, and Windows DVD Maker, as well as Tablet PC functionality and various new Vista mobility features.

截图页面:http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_rtm_homepremium_gallery.asp

5、Windows Vista Business

The new Windows version for businesses of all sizes, Windows Vista Business includes the Windows Aero UI, Tablet PC functionality, new mobility features like Mobility Center, business-oriented functionality such as Domain Join, Group Policy support, and Encrypting File System (EFS), and new small business features such as Fax and Scan and Small Business Resources.

截图页面: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_rtm_business_gallery.asp

6、Windows Vista Business N

Sold only in Europe, Windows Vista Business N is identical to Windows Vista Business, but for the removal of various Windows Media-related technologies, including Windows Media Player 11 and Windows Movie Maker. This product edition isn’t particularly interesting per se, and is included only for completeness.

截图页面:http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_rtm_businessn_gallery.asp

7、Windows Vista Ultimate

A superset of all other Windows Vista versions, Windows Vista Ultimate has it all: It combines the leading-edge digital media features from Vista Home Premium with the business and mobility-oriented features available in Vista Business. This is the Vista version everyone will want. The only question is, can you afford it?

截图页面: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_rtm_ultimate_gallery.asp