As Microsoft Windows 10 release date nears, new details about the operating system have repeatedly been published by the tech giant. Recently, Microsoft’s Gabe Aul reportedly confirmed that the users part of the Windows Insider program, irrespective of which platform they use, are eligible for a free Windows 10 upgrade, notes BGR. This time around, Microsoft has disclosed the details pertaining to the various Windows 10 Editions of the upcoming OS.
According to Microsoft’s official Windows blog, the Windows 10 OS will be released this summer in a total of 190 countries and 111 languages. Speaking of Windows 10 Editions, Corporate Vice President Tony Prophet said, “As in the past, we will offer different Windows editions that are tailored for various device families and uses,” adding, "These different editions address specific needs of our various customers, from consumers to small businesses to the largest enterprises.”
Windows 10 Editions List
Apparently, a total of seven Windows 10 Editions will be offered, and they are:
Windows 10 Home: This version will be the customer-focused desktop edition. This edition provides a familiar user experience for PCs, tablets and two-in-one devices.
Windows 10 Mobile: As the name implies, this version will bring in excellent user experience to mobile, touch-focused devices like smartphones and small tablets. This edition features the same universal Windows apps seen in Windows 10 Home, in addition to offering a new touch-optimized version of MS Office.
Windows 10 Pro: This version pertains to PCs, tablets and two-in-one devices for small businesses. Notably, this edition effectively manages the devices and apps, secures sensitive business data and also supports remote and mobile productivity by utilizing cloud-based technologies.
Windows 10 Enterprise: This is an upgraded version of Windows 10 Pro. This edition reportedly caters to medium and large organizations rather than to small businesses.
Windows 10 Education: As the name implies, this edition is tailor-made for the purpose of education. It apparently builds on Windows 10 Enterprise and is designed to assist schools, teachers, various staff members, administrators and students.
Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise: This particular version caters to business customers that rely on smartphones and tablets for their day-to-day work. Needless to say, the Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will provide the user with the latest security and innovation features as they become available.
Windows 10 IoT: This edition has reportedly been created to assist products with small footprints and low-cost devices like gateways.
Meanwhile, BGR says, the full versions of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Pro will be made available to all Windows 7/8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users, but they should upgrade within the first year after release.
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