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Default Announcing the Windows 8 Editions

Thank God. Only two editions to chose for x86/64 devices and one for ARM devices.

Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are for x86/64, while WindowsRT will be for gizmos running on ARM.

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b...-editions.aspx
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Hey... I thought there would be two versions Windows 8 M (Metro UI) Edition and Windows 8 N (Normal-Human-User Friendly) Edition... ROTFL
 
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Actually there are 3 editions, that link is misleading.

Read through, and you'll see there's regular, pro, AND enterprise. But only those two will be available to consumers. Just like vista and 7, enterprise will only be available in volume licensing.

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Clearly you have not been following the Win 8 much.

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I was really happy to see this, with one exception: That Media Center will only be available to Pro. What the **** were they thinking? Make the goddamn thing available to either version, even if you charge a fee for it. Jesus Christ.

Other than that, I'm happy to see Windows 8 consolidating editions and simplifying choices. I'll be preordering licenses as soon as they announce an early adopter deal

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Thank God. Only two editions to chose for x86/64 devices and one for ARM devices.

Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are for x86/64, while WindowsRT will be for gizmos running on ARM.

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b...-editions.aspx
 
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Clearly you have not been following the Win 8 much.
as a matter of fact i have not... i tried early leaked released and was pretty much fine with developer preview... but i hate metroui and would definitely not upgrade in case they decide to keep the start menu removed as they did in consumer preview... its simply not for non-touch screen devices..
 
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I was really happy to see this, with one exception: That Media Center will only be available to Pro. What the **** were they thinking? Make the goddamn thing available to either version, even if you charge a fee for it. Jesus Christ.

Other than that, I'm happy to see Windows 8 consolidating editions and simplifying choices. I'll be preordering licenses as soon as they announce an early adopter deal
its not terribly clear whats going on with media centre is it
 
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any review of latest win 8 ??
As i used pre release version only
 
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as a matter of fact i have not... i tried early leaked released and was pretty much fine with developer preview... but i hate metroui and would definitely not upgrade in case they decide to keep the start menu removed as they did in consumer preview... its simply not for non-touch screen devices..
Start8 kinda fixes the Start Menu issue.
http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/

I'm sure most of the issues can be worked around in some way.
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Just would like to see what the price is for the upgrade.

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