Microsoft has 6 different versions of Windows 7 available:
Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise.
- Starter and Home Basic versions are just for basic use.
- Home Premium is lacks many of the key features such as security features , its just eye candy
- Professional edition aims to include These Security features, but still; lacks features like BitLocker, DirectAccess and Branch Cache.
- Ultimate edition offers a full range of features and capabilities
I recommend that you buy windows 7 ultimate rather than buying something else with limited functionality.
What is the cheapest version of Windows 7, that allows to effectively learn software?
I suggest you buy Windows Professional edition (as it is cheaper than windows 7 ultimate), it will allow
to effectively learn software. Having
said that remember Windows 7 ultimate
offers more features and hence can
teach you more. The price range goes
up from the starter edition to
enterprise edition, starter edition
being the lowest and the ultimate
edition being costly
Have a look at this site http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/compare
Windows and that which seems easier to install
All windows 7 installation are almost similar in nature and easier than ever
For a step by step installation guide
go to this site
Visual Studio Express Edition has no support for compiling x64. Does it mean that I should choose 32 edition?
Well its up to you to choose, if you
choose 64 bit version you wont be able
to get many of drivers. So as a
suggestion it would be better if you
choose 32 bit version as all software
and programs run on 32 bit version
perfectly, also many drivers are
available for 32b bit version
Is some OS version required for developing with .NET, C++, C#, ASP, MFC, ALT?
I don't think you need any particular
OS although I am not sure. I use
Windows XP and i am able to code all
sort of programs till now. Windows Starter Edition does not support .Net and C, C++ and C# works only in windows (i hope i am right)