Windows 7 Ultimate is the last Windows 7 edition that we would like to review in our little series. This is the only consumer edition of Windows 7 that offers all features of the operating system.
Some users might wonder about Windows 7 Enterprise and how it compares to Windows 7 Ultimate: The answer is simply that they are the same versions that Microsoft markets under different names to different target markets.
Windows 7 Ultimate costs roughly $20 more than Windows 7 Professional and users who were thinking about buying Windows 7 Professional might want to read on to find out if the extra $20 might be well invested after all (price is for the retail version).
Please note that we are comparing Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Professional in this article.
Check out our Windows 7 Home Premium article if you wish to review the differences to Windows 7 Home Premium.
Windows 7 Ultimate comes with all features of Windows 7 Professional and then some including:
Many of these features require some explanation as it might not be instantly clear what they are about:
Those are the additional features. Some of them could be quite useful for end users like the multilingual user interface or Bitlocker drive encryption. Most features on the other hand make only sense in computer networks.
Now that we have reviewed the three editions of Windows 7: Which did or would you buy and why?
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