Microsoft announced the Windows 8 Editions: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT
Microsoft released the different flavors of its Windows 8 according to Windows Blog to make it easier for customers to know what edition will work best for them when they purchase a new Windows 8 PC or upgrade their existing PC.
So here they are:
-includes all the common features of Windows plus an updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, better multi-monitor support and the ability to switch languages.
Windows 8 Pro
-designed to help tech enthusiasts and business/technical professionals obtain a broader set of Windows 8 technologies. It includes all the features in Windows 8 plus features for encryption, virtualization, PC management and domain connectivity. Windows Media Center will be available as an economical “media pack” add-on to Windows 8 Pro.want Windows 8 Pro.
Windows RT (also known as Windows on ARM or WOA)
-the newest member of the Windows family.
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. For new apps, the focus for Windows RT is development on the new Windows runtime, or WinRT that forms the foundation of a new generation of cloud-enabled, touch-enabled, web-connected apps of all kinds.
Features of different editions: