There are not a whole lot of differences between Windows 7 Enterprise vs. Ultimate. Both versions of Windows 7 are higher end versions of the software, and they both offer many features that you are used to seeing from Microsoft product. So even though there are not a lot of differences between the two, there are a couple of things that should be noted.
- Their target market. The biggest difference between Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ulitmate is who Microsoft is marketing to. Windows 7 Ultimate is the most advanced version of the software that is available to the every day user. The Enterprise version is a version that offers the same features as Ultimate, but it is only available to businesses, and large corporations. If you are a home user, you can not get access to the Enterprise version of Windows 7.
- Windows 7 Enterprise. The companies that purchase the Enterprise edition of Windows 7 are also buying a large number of licenses in order to use it. Businesses are also required to sign a contract with Microsoft that allows them to pay for their licenses over a number of years. This contract also permits them to recieve upgrades for free during the time specified in the contract. The Enterprise edition is made to be installed on many different workstations, which usually also requires a special license key. This key is what allows the software to be installed without having a separate CD for each installation. Employees of the company are also eligible for certain benefits with Windows Enterprise. They can have certain discounts, and customer support 24 hours a day.
- Windows 7 Ultimate. The Windows 7 Ultimate edition offers the same features and capabilities as the Enterprise edition, but it is made for only one user. There is no licensing contract, or the added benefits for employees of the company. Users do get all the benefits of what Windows 7 has to offer though such as the extra security, and the ability to choose different languages easily.