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The full list of Windows 8 SKUs reportedly includes:

Windows 8 Starter edition
Windows 8 Home Basic Edition
Windows 8 Home Premium edition
Windows 8 Professional edition
Windows 8 Professional Plus edition
Windows 8 Enterprise Edition
Windows 8 Ultimate edition
Windows 8 ARM edition

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I'm K.

I'd only have W8 on my phone.
    
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As long as you can turn the stupid metro UI off on Enterprise, I don't give a damn what they do with any other version.
 
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Windows 8 ARM edition

The only one I'm interested in unless Metro can be disabled and we can have a real desktop environment. If Metro is shoved down our throats then
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Windows 8 ARM edition
The only one I'm interested in unless Metro can be disabled and we can have a real desktop environment. If Metro is shoved down our throats then

Not sure why you'd want non-metro UI on a tablet... It actually runs pretty well. Love it on my phone thumb.gif
 
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As long as you can turn the stupid metro UI off on Enterprise, I don't give a damn what they do with any other version.

Metro up to professional or pro plus can be justified by saying the user base just doesn't give a damn and might just as well use it. But the premium demanded for pro and above they'd better give the option for a start button (I use it regularly) and a task bar (I love to have every programme ready to click on), unless when minimised everything keeps running in a tile, that would be amazing.
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Not sure why you'd want non-metro UI on a tablet... It actually runs pretty well. Love it on my phone thumb.gif

I didn't mean non-Metro on tablets. I'd love to run Metro on my 10" tablet but not on my desktop.

That of course does depend on how far MS go with deleting content they don't like. They announced they'd delete infected applications off tablets which were installed via the market. I find that extremely intrusive and hope there will be a way to lock MS out.
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8 versions?

Lets try 2.

Windows 8 for x86
Windows 8 for ARM
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8 versions?
Lets try 2.
Windows 8 for x86
Windows 8 for ARM

Unfortunately there's lots of stuff that most consumers don't need, and some others that business would be willing to pay extra for.

Average Joe Example: doesn't need to join a domain, encrypt his entire hard drive, run more than 16 Gigs of RAM
Business Bill Example: Needs to join his work domain, needs to encrypt his entire hard drive, may need to have >16 GB of RAM so he can do his auto-cad work seeing as he's in the Engineering department
 
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