It has been many months since Microsoft had released the Developer Preview of the much awaited Windows 8 and we all loved it. Later at the Mobile World Congress the Consumer Preview was released and it registered millions of download within few hours of its release. Now that the Previews are done, Microsoft will now release the real and the final thing by 2012 end and they have even named the editions.The Intel powered Windows 8 will be named as Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro and the ARM powered will be named as the Windows 8 RT. This is also a major shift in branding as they normally keep it very complicated. We are all aware of the Home, Business, Ultimate and what not editions of Windows 7.
Additionally there will be two more enterprise versions. The Windows 8 will generally comply the Windows Home Basic and Home Premium features enabling users with the basic features while the Windows 8 Pro will come with many additional features like encryption, virtualization, PC management, and domain connectivity features.
With Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro we have one more version which is named as the Windows 8 RT. Windows 8 RT is basically for the Windows on ARM (WOA) and will be bundled with ARM PCs and tablets. Windows RT will feature touch-optimized versions of Office 15 applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.
Talking about the Windows Enterprise version is for enterprise clients and emerging markets. It will feature all the essential functions needed for big enterprises. It will of course cover all Windows Pro features as well. Finally Microsoft has announced an SKU for emerging markets like China with tailored, local language-only version.
Stay tuned for more information about the Windows 8 and also for a full review when it gets released.