Retailers Need Lessons on Vista Editions
Big retailers like CompUSA, Best Buy, and OfficeMax need to
get their graphic artists some basic information on Windows Vista Home Basic. Why?
Well, the three scans below are from today’s newspaper and depict Windows
Vista Home Basic running Windows Media Center.
Windows Media Center happens to be a feature of only Vista Home Premium
and Vista Ultimate.
One better than that, the CompUSA ad shows a Windows Vista
Home Basic PC running the Windows XP Media Center UI! The Best Buy and Office Max ads are a little
better, but they are showing a major application that doesn’t ship with that
PC. It’s kind of like showing Microsoft
Office all over the screen and then the consumer gets it home to find that
Office isn’t a part of Windows.
CompUSA - Windows Vista Home Basic PC oddly running bits of Windows XP
Best Buy - Windows Vista Home Basic running Media Center (Only in Premium & Ultimate)
OfficeMax - Windows Vista Home Basic running Media Center (Only in Premium & Ultimate)