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Dell recommends you choose Microsoft Windows Vista®  for your new Dell system. Since some businesses may perceive an advantage in waiting to migrate to the Windows Vista operating system, we will continue to offer Windows®  XP. However, Dell believes Windows Vista can offer businesses immediate and significant advantages in user productivity, security and IT administration versus Windows XP. View the "Compare Side-by-Side" tab for a detailed look at some of the advantages of Windows Vista.

If you choose Windows Vista (Dell recommended):

Which Version of Windows Vista Is Best for Your Business?

If you want...Choose...
The best of all worlds, including business, mobility, networking and home entertainment features. Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
Enhanced business productivity and security with low PC management costs (as compared to Windows XP Professional Edition), plus new features like remote desktop control and group policies. Microsoft Windows Vista Business Edition
Advanced security, productivity and outstanding new tools (as compared to Windows XP Home Edition), for basic PC use. Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition*

If you choose Windows XP:

Which Version of Windows XP Is Best for Your Business?

If you want...Choose...
Security, networking and mobility features optimized for business use. Windows XP Professional Edition
Low initial cost, with capable performance.Windows XP Home Edition

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