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Originally Posted by Dylan View Post

ALL versions of Windows should have language packs.

This. Doesn't make sense that MS would exclude them except for money
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post #72 of 84
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This. Doesn't make sense that MS would exclude them except for money

That is precisely why they exclude them. They do it for Office as well (worse actually). Why give them away for free when they can charge $24.95 for each language?
    
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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



Dear Microsoft let me help you....

Windows 8 PC edition
Windows 8 Server/Enterprise Edition
Windows 8 ARM edition
Done.

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Edited by adamkatt - 3/2/12 at 9:02pm
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post #74 of 84
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post

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

That doesnt explain the need for 8 versions.

Have a single version like OS X, if the anerage joe doesnt need 16GB or RAM, it doesnt stop them.

If the average joe isnt going to join a domain, it doesnt stop him.

If this was Apple people would be screaming bloody murder, the ONLY reason Microsoft does this is to get more money..... Its not about features.....
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Originally Posted by RussianGrimmReaper View Post

Microsoft has a similar model. The only difference is Service packs are free and make functional changes instead of adding GUI modifications.

Im sorry, but...

-Microsft does not release their OS bi yearly
-Their service packs are hardly free considering you still pay up to $445 for their full feature verson compared to $29
-OS X updates are free also
-Functional changes? And OS X hasnrt had any functional changes in the past few updates....
Edited by L D4WG - 3/2/12 at 9:35pm
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Looks like they messed up multi-monitor support when I played around with win 8, its a no-go for me until thats fixed.
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post #76 of 84
too many choices. Does it really have to be that complicated? They probably spend more money on their marketing department than on the developing. that's why they call it it Windows 8 cause it has 8 versions.

Windows 8 Ultra Pro Extreme Enhanced Professional Plus.

Not to be confused with the ultra semi-pro and ultra amateur versions.

There's also talk of a Novice version too.
Edited by aweir - 3/2/12 at 10:34pm
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I think I'll wait to see what Server versions there are.
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Really? Not only "Professional" but then they one up it with "Professional Plus" just like Microsoft Office? I can't understand two different versions but 8? That's ridiculous, why can't they just make it simple?
    
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Really? Not only "Professional" but then they one up it with "Professional Plus" just like Microsoft Office? I can't understand two different versions but 8? That's ridiculous, why can't they just make it simple?

I'll rofl so hard if the "plus" versions contain the option to use the classic start menu lachen.gif
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I'll rofl so hard if the "plus" versions contain the option to use the classic start menu lachen.gif

That's in the Minus version.
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