Official product name and editions of Windows 8

Windows 8 has been selected as the official product name for the upcoming editions of windows. There will b 5 editions available and they include;

  1. Windows 8
  2. Windows 8 pro
  3. Windows 8 Local Language
  4. Windows 8 RT
  5. Windows 8 Enterprise

Windows 8 – This is a version that has been designed for x86/x64 editions of Windows which is also the base version of the operating system. This version is suitable for an average consumer.

Windows 8 Pro – This is another version designed for x86/x64 editions. Windows 8 pro has features of Windows 8 with encryption, virtualization, PC management and domain connectivity. This version has mainly been designed to help professionals and tech enthusiasts with better use of Windows 8 technologies.

Windows 8 Local Language Editions – This version of windows 8 has been designed for other countries like china and other upcoming markets for windows 8.

Windows 8 RT – Windows 8 RT (Windows RT) also known as WOA (Windows on ARM) is a version of Windows 8 which will be pre-installed on devices with ARM processors. This version will have touch-optimized version of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Windows 8 RT is mainly for tablet and other touch devices.


Windows 8 Enterprise – This version has been designed for enterprise customers with Software Assurance agreements. This version will have all the features of Windows 8 Pro and other features for IT organizations, PC management, deployment, advanced security, virtualization and new mobility scenarios.




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