Its now Official, Microsoft has just announced Windows 8 will be the official name for the next generation Windows OS and will consist of 4 different variations of editions which will includes Windows 8, Windows 8 PRO, Windows RT (Windows on ARM or WOA), and Windows 8 Enterprise. While, the most interesting part this time is that there will be even a language-only edition for China and emerging markets which will surely boost the market.
As Microsoft has stated
Windows 8 is the official product name for the next x86/64 editions of Windows
Although, Microsoft Windows 8 is going to feature two editions for 32bit and 64bit PCs and tablets consisting of Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. While, Windows 8 Pro is going to be designed for all the enthusiasts and business users and is also proposed to feature some of the best stuffs like Encryption, virtualization, PC management and domain connectivity.
However, in the new Windows 8 also, you can watch out for the Windows Media Center which will be available as an addon pack. While Windows RT will includes some of the tools like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote which Microsoft stated in their blog. However, Windows 8 Enterprise is going to includes lots more features like PC management along with deployment, advanced security, virtualization, and new mobility scenarios.
Below chart will give you all detailed explanation about all the edition which Microsoft will be making Live.
In the coming months, we are planning to share more and more stuffs related to Windows 8, you can also check out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview