Microsoft is trying to avoid the version confusion Vista's launch created, by emphasizing just two Windows 7 SKUs—Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional. Yet, the Redmond software giant still plans to offer at least six Windows 7 versions—although some will only be available as OEM installs. Whether you're planning to deploy Windows 7 in the next six months or next two years, which version is your organization going to, or likely to, adopt?
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