Apr 162012
 

Windows 8 is the newest version of Microsoft’s operating system. It will ship in two retail versions, a pre-installed not-for-sale-separately version, and a high-end corporate version. It appears that most users will be fine with the basic version.

For Windows 8, Microsoft cuts product lineup to two editions | ZDNet by Ed Bott

For PCs built around x86 and x64 processors, the lineup has been trimmed to two. Yes, you read that right. Windows 8 will ship in two editions:

  • Windows 8 is the default consumer edition, replacing Windows 7 Home Premium. It includes the ability to switch languages on the fly, a feature that was previously available only in the most expensive Enterprise/Ultimate editions.
  • Windows 8 Pro is a superset of Windows 8, with the addition of BitLocker encryption and support for Encrypting File System, client Hyper-V virtualization, the ability to boot from a virtual hard disk (VHD), the ability to join a Windows domain, support for group policy, and Remote Desktop host capabilities. That complete package of features is currently available only in Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise.

For Windows 8, Microsoft cuts product lineup to two editions | ZDNet

Windows 8 will come in four flavors – Liliputing

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Windows 8 will come in four flavors – Liliputing

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