Next Version of Windows To Be Downsized To Three Editions

According to The Windows Blog, Windows 8, the next release of the Windows OS platform, will be available for retail in three flavors:  Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT; making it easier for the consumer to understand. It still fascinates me that the people in the “real world” (not the “tech world”) are still oblivious that there is another version of Windows in the works.

Windows 8

To help bring the “real world” up to speed, reflected is a description of what to expect.

For PCs and tablets powered by x86 processors (both 32 and 64 bit), there will be two editions:

Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. For many consumers, Windows 8 will be the right choice. It will include all the features above plus an updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, better multi-monitor support and the ability to switch languages on the fly (more details on this feature can be found in this blog post),which was previously only available in Enterprise/Ultimate editions of Windows. For China and a small set of select emerging markets, we will offer a local language-only edition of Windows 8.

Windows RT is the newest member of the Windows family – also known as Windows on ARM or WOA.

This single edition will only be available pre-installed on PCs and tablets powered by ARM processors and will help enable new thin and lightweight form factors with impressive battery life. Windows RT will include touch-optimized desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

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7 Responses to Next Version of Windows To Be Downsized To Three Editions

  1. Wow, can’t wait to see how these OS works..

  2. Frank says:

    Lets hope they get the “bug fixes” out before making the general public their Beta Testers!

  3. Sharing on Facebook and our blog! Thanks Rick.
    Steve

  4. […] over and read Rick’s (What’s On My PC) post on Windows 8 and how Microsoft may be consolidating this operating system by offering three […]

  5. Kaci Fantin says:

    Hey – great blog, just looking about some blogs, seems a pretty nice platform you might be utilizing. Im currently utilizing WordPress for a few of my web sites but looking to alter 1 of them through to a platform similar to yours as being a trial run. Something in particular youd recommend about it?

    • Ramblinrick says:

      Kaci,

      WordPress (online version) has numerous templates to platform your blog. The template theme that I am using is called “Contempt”. Hope that helps.

      Rick

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