Re: Which edition of Windows Vista to buy for MY Q
Too open ended of a question.
There are far too many considerations to look at that aren't mentioned.
<ul type="square">[*]What version are your automation tools (if any) are supported under?[*]What version of software does your Application Under Test require/supported on?[*]What configuration aspects do you expect to use? (Remote desktop connection/ number of connections, etc)[*]What are the cost limitations for your QA LAB? How many systems are you looking to purchase?[*]Is this a rolling integration with previous versions of OS, or is this a completely new lab starting from scratch?[*]What OS version does your company's system support group allow? If you are supporting them yourself (QA), what level of expertise exists within your group to support the version of Vista you select?[/list]
Those are just a few that I can rattle off the top of my head, there are more questions that probably need to be asked before a decision can be made
Re: Which edition of Windows Vista to buy for MY QALab
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I need help in deciding which edition of Windows Vista to buy for our QA Lab?.
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For compatibility testing you will need at least one copy of each OS you intend to support, and of course any service packs (past, present and future) that you intend to support. You may also want to check all the language packs as well. Rather than buying individual retail copies of the operating system, a cost effective solution is to buy a universal MSDN subscription that includes all currently shipped operating systems and varients, plus all updates for the period. This handy little package, shipped on a mere 188 dvds in three small brief cases, provides all the resources you need.
Joking aside, it's not a bad way of kitting out a lab for MS operating system compatibility testing.