Microsoft has gone to great lengths to keep the exact naming of the nearing next generation Windows-version obscured. Till now, only speculations could be made, though according to Microsoft’s own document (posted as a test-run for Vista’s new help-function) Vista will named according to the following scheme:
- Windows Vista Starter (comparable to today’s Windows Starter Edition, meant for less developed countries)
- Windows Vista Home Basic (down-graded version of home premium)
- Windows Vista Home Premium (comparable to today’s Windows XP Home)
- Windows Vista Business
- Windows Vista Ultimate (collection of all versions)
‘N’-branded will most likely also be offered.