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[Engadget] Microsoft outs three flavors of Windows 8: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT

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Now Microsoft's ready to put a naming scheme on its much-anticipated menu for the operating system. According to a post on the Windows blog, ARM devices will get Windows RT, while x86 / 64 devices will run Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro (also for x86 devices) will offer the suit-and-tie set added features for "encryption, virtualization, PC management and domain connectivity." Windows Media Center will be packaged as an add-on for the folks who go Pro.

Source - http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/16/microsoft-outs-three-flavors-of-windows-8-windows-8-windows-8/

Blog post from microsoft, includes a chart comparing the three versions.
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/bloggingwindows/archive/2012/04/16/announcing-the-windows-8-editions.aspx
Edited by Kieran - 4/16/12 at 11:31pm
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post #2 of 81
interesting how they're just using 3 flavors now. lol windows 9 will have 2? rolleyes.gif
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Was the 360 emulator rumor true? That would be the only way i would buy Window's 8.
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Was the 360 emulator rumor true? That would be the only way i would buy Window's 8.

If the preview is anything to go by, not many people will be buying Windows 8 and i know i defiantly won't.
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including bluray playback in windows media center, i would be sold sick of this cyberlink crap but i doubt it will be there.
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I would care if they put out a billion flavours, crap still tastes like crap no matter how you try to sugar coat it.
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Absolutely terrific news. We had no use for the five (?) versions of 7 and the different instruction sets. Now we just need to ditch the x86 versions and add 16bit support to x64.

I mean seriously. All Ultimate was worth was full drive encryption.
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I been told there is a way to turn off metro and this is via registry hack so it wont be a standard feature, if i can do this then il get windows 8 but if i am forced to use metro then i wont be buying it

Edited by karan.t - 4/17/12 at 1:05am
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I been told there is a way to turn off metro and this is via registry hack so it wont be a standard feature, if i can do this then il get windows 8 but if i am forced to use metro then i wont be buying it

If I need to regedit widnows 8 to get that feature back I probably just wont bother buying it(for desktop, I suspect it will be awesome for tablets). Windows 8 from what I have seen offers literally nothing to me so there is probably no reason to upgrade. Lets hope windows 9 is different. biggrin.gif
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Absolutely terrific news. We had no use for the five (?) versions of 7 and the different instruction sets. Now we just need to ditch the x86 versions and add 16bit support to x64.
I mean seriously. All Ultimate was worth was full drive encryption.

pretty freaking valuable for some of us. I paid the extra for it.
 
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