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All Windows 10 Editions detailed by Microsoft

All Windows 10 Editions

All Windows 10 Editions detailed

All Windows 10 Editions detailed by Microsoft

 

This summer Microsoft is treating us to a new version of Windows for our personal computers, workstations, school computers and mobile devices running Windows (such as smartphones and tablets). It's obvious that each platform has its own needs, and thus multiple 'Editions' will be released. What editions Microsoft plans to offer was unclear. Until now.

To start off, most consumers will end up installing Windows 10 Home on their personal computer, tablet or 2-in-1. This version will come with all of the new exciting features Microsoft has been hyping up over the past months. These features include Cortana (a personal assistant, formerly Master Chief's assistant), Microsoft Edge (Internet Explorer's successor), Windows Hello face-recognition and the all new start menu.

 

All Windows 10 Editions detailed

 

Next up there's Windows 10 Pro. This variant expands Windows 10 Home edition's features for small businesses. Adding even more advanced features is Windows 10 Enterprise, focusing on medium- to large businesses. This version will be available for volume licensing customers, allowing them to use one product key for multiple installations.

Both Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise include Windows Update for Business, giving system administrators much more control over Windows updates. They can control when updates should and should not occur, as well as specify which devices should get updates first.

 

All Windows 10 Editions detailed

 

A new addition to the Windows family is Windows 10 Education. This edition is based on Windows 10 Enterprise, and will be designed for school staff and students. Windows 10 Education will be available for volume licensing. It will also be possible for schools and students running either Windows 10 Home or Pro to upgrade to Windows 10 Education.

Bear with me, just a few more to go. Smartphones and tablets will get Windows 10 Mobile. Business users with a mobile device will be happy to know Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will launch too.

 

All Windows 10 Editions detailed

 

Finally, Microsoft stated there will be alternated versions of Enterprise and Mobile Enterprise for industry devices like ATMs, handheld terminals, industrial robotics and retail point of sale. For small footprint, low-cost devices like gateways there's Windows 10 IoT Core.

There you have it, all variants of Windows 10. There sure is a lot of them. What do you think, is the variety a good thing, or is this too much? Let us know.

 

Join the discussion on the Windows 10 Editions on the OC3D Forums.

 

Microsoft has detailed all different Windows 10 Editions on their official Windows blog. There's something for...

Posted by OC3D on Thursday, 14 May 2015
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14-05-2015, 05:57:47

Pr3d4t0r
Any confirmation on what version of w10 would we get with the free upgrade from w7/8?

for example if you had a windows 7 hope premium, would you get w10 home? w8.1pro = w10 pro?Quote

14-05-2015, 07:27:46

ander01se
Too messy. 3 versions at most. Standard, Enterprise and a scaled down for tablet / phones should be enough. Or just make it all 'Standard' with optional downloads.Quote

14-05-2015, 07:35:52

barnsley
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Originally Posted by ander01se View Post
Too messy. 3 versions at most. Standard, Enterprise and a scaled down for tablet / phones should be enough. Or just make it all 'Standard' with optional downloads.
Its pretty traditional to have more options then that.

Windows 7 for example had:

Starter
Home Basic
Home Premium
Professional
Ultimate
Enterprise

That is excluding all the funky versions for things like ATMs, windows phone, SOC stuff and server 2008 R2.Quote

14-05-2015, 08:40:07

ShaunB-91
Don't ATM's still use XP though? I'm sure when they f up its XP that we see. Maybe thats just England.

America be like OS X all day baby.Quote

14-05-2015, 08:53:07

barnsley
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShaunB-91 View Post
Don't ATM's still use XP though? I'm sure when they f up its XP that we see. Maybe thats just England.

America be like OS X all day baby.
The OS ATMs used is basically a very closed off version of XP (although you can get a version that is based on 7 I think). Its very secure. Not unhackable (then again nothing is unhackable, despite what certain idiots believe) but a good deal more secure than your average POS terminal.

OSX is awful for certain things. I have to use the Terminal if I want to turn certain features off, which is a bit annoying.Quote
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