What's in the new consumer versions
Jan. 26, 2007
By Saleem Khan, CBC News
Vista's windows are partly transparent to let people see what's behind them. (Microsoft handout)What should I buy?
That's the burning question that faces people in the market for a computer at the best of times as they wend their way through row upon row of gleaming hardware at PC and electronics retailers.
For those who buy a new Windows PC on or after Jan. 30, that decision will be made for them. Unless they request otherwise, the computer will almost certainly come bundled with a version of Vista, the latest incarnation of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows operating system (OS) software, which will be pre-installed on the machine in most cases.
For the rest of the people out there --