Posted 05/14/2015 at 9:01 AM
Posted 2 years ago
For those interested in what Windows 10 has to offer on the eve of its public release, they received some more detailed news Wednesday.
Microsoft has confirmed that their new software will be available in at least seven different editions, all designed for greater optimization with numerous devices including the Xbox One and Surface Hub.
There is no official release date given, but the general consensus points to this summer as a highly probable time.
The list of editions so far are as follows: Home, IoT (Internet of Things) Core, Mobile, Pro, Education, Mobile Enterprise, Education and Enterprise.
These various editions will be released in a staggered fashion, with PCs being the first to be able to utilize the new software. Windows 10 will then be released for phones and then for other devices like HoloLens.
There are also plans for those users that are currently running Windows 8.1. Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 7 to receive free upgrades to Windows 10 for an entire year.
This transition means that the upgrades give users fully loaded versions of Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Home.
Each of the seven editions is tailored for specific needs; for example, Windows 10 Home contains security features like fingerprint login, iris login and face recognition.
Another instance is the Windows 10 IoT Core edition, expressly designed for devices that are low-cost.