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Poll: Which edition of Microsoft Windows does your organization use?

The TechRepublic Windows Blog member poll question of the week: Which edition of Microsoft Windows does your organization use?

Recently, TechRepublic has been publishing Microsoft Windows tips that apply only to Windows 7 and often only to Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise. Invariably, someone will point out in the accompanying discussion thread that the tip does not apply to Windows 7 Home Premium or Vista Home or to Windows XP. In general, I have let these remarks stand uncommented upon, because they are correct. TechRepublic is primarily geared toward the IT professional, and the assumption is that the majority of readers are using one of the Professional-plus editions of Windows.

But, as member Daniel Breslauer suggested, perhaps we are making an incorrect assumption and a poll is needed to clarify our understanding. So, with that in mind, which edition of Microsoft Windows does your organization use? Do you use a Professional or higher edition or does the Home version meet your needs? Whatever your answer, tell us why you chose that particular edition in the discussion thread following the poll.
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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.

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