Final product to come in only three versions.
Microsoft today made a ground-breaking announcement and confirmed that the next version of its operating system will be called…Windows 8.
Apart from that, the company also confirmed that there will be three final versions of the operating system. The basic Windows 8 version is geared to the everyday user and includes the new Metro interface, an updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, and other bells and whistles. The Windows 8 Pro edition includes all of this as well as featured geared towards power users and IT administrators, with featured such as encryption, virtualization, PC management and domain connectivity.
Lastly, Windows RT is the version that will come pre-installed on PCs and tablets that run on ARM processors.
For a full table of features in each version of Windows, head here.