Windows 8 to debut in three versions for consumers

Windows 7 vs Windows 8, Windows 8 RT

choosing the right version

The Windows 8 is about to be released officially in a few days time and already the Windows 7 vs Windows 8 battles has raged to exceedingly high proportions. It is not the time for engaging in such debates as clearly the Windows 8 has not been even released. Let us now take a look at some of the information that is available on the Windows 8 front and the major one, is of course the news that the Windows 8 will be available in three versions for the consumers.

Standard, Pro and RT
The Windows 8 will be available to consumers as the standard Windows 8 version, the Windows 8 Pro and the Windows 8 RT version. It is to be noted that the consumers will not be able to upgrade to the Windows 8 RT version, as it will be available only as a pre-installed version in the devices that are running on ARM chips. Thus the choice for the consumers can be narrowed down to the standard and the Windows 8 Pro version.

The standard version, called simply as the Windows 8, will be the natural upgrade option for the users, those users who are looking to upgrade from the Windows 7 32-bit and the 64-bit versions. This version of the Windows 8 will also offer Windows 8 specific features including a latest version of that much maligned internet browser from Microsoft, Internet Explorer 10.

The Windows 8 Pro is expected to be a much higher version than the standard Windows 8 with

Windows 7 vs Windows 8, Windows 8 RT

choosing the right version

features that are more technical in nature added to the operating system. Some of the features of the Windows 8 Pro are BitLocker file encryption, which is an encrypting file system, support for Hyper V, group policy and remote desktop.

Another version of the Windows 8 is the Windows 8 RT, which is also known as ‘Windows on ARM’ or ‘WOA’ and comes as a pre-installed operating system in ARM based devices. These operating systems are also expected to run on ARM based laptops.

These are some of the information regarding the different version of the Windows 8 operating systems that are available for the consumers. Let us hope that, once the Windows 8 is released, we can finally put the Windows 7 vs Windows 8 debates to the bed.

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