Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Microsoft Announces 3 Windows 8 Editions

Microsoft Announces 3 Windows 8 Editions

Microsoft is now all most ready to launch it’s next-great-os Windows 8. Yes, apparently the product name will stay as “Windows 8″.
There will be 3 editions of Windows 8, 2 for x86 processors (both 32 and 64 bit) and one for tablet PCs(ARM).

 Windows 8 Basic is the edition that a normal PC user will like to buy. It will have everything that a he might need. Windows 8 Pro is for business boys and tech enthusiasts. It will have options to boot virtual disks, joining to a domain, BitLocker feature and much more. You can also buy an add-on to get media center performance.

Feature nameWindows 8Windows 8 ProWindows RT
Upgrades from Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium
Upgrades from Windows 7 Professional, Ultimatex
Start screen, Semantic Zoom, Live Tilesxxx
Windows Storexxx
Apps (Mail, Calendar, People, Messaging, Photos, SkyDrive, Reader, Music, Video)xxx
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)x
Internet Explorer 10xxx
Device encryptionx
Connected standbyxxx
Microsoft accountxxx
Installation of x86/64 and desktop softwarexx
Updated Windows Explorerxxx
Windows Defenderxxx
Windows Updatexxx
Enhanced Task Managerxxx
Switch languages on the fly (Language Packs)xxx
Better multiple monitor supportxxx
Storage Spacesxx
Windows Media Playerxx
Exchange ActiveSyncxxx
File historyxxx
ISO / VHD mountxxx
Mobile broadband featuresxxx
Picture passwordxxx
Play Toxxx
Remote Desktop (client)xxx
Reset and refresh your PCxxx
Touch and Thumb keyboardxxx
Trusted bootxxx
VPN clientxxx
BitLocker and BitLocker To Gox
Boot from VHDx
Client Hyper-Vx
Domain Joinx
Encrypting File Systemx
Group Policyx
Remote Desktop (host)x

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