While Windows 10′s Continuum feature allows it to adapt between touch screen and PC-focused modes, catering for convertible devices and laptops, Microsoft will still be offering several different versions or ‘Editions’ of its new operating system. There will be at least seven distinctly different versions when Windows 10 is released in late July. See more – Windows 10 To Be ‘Last Version Of Windows’ These bare some similarity to previous ranges with ‘Home’, ‘Pro’ and ‘Enterprise’ in the mix too – much the same as Windows 7 and Windows 8. In its Windows Blog, Tony Prophet – Microsofts Corporate Vice President for Windows and Search Marketing stated:
As in the past, we will offer different Windows editions that are tailored for various device families and uses. These different editions address specific needs of our various customers, from consumers to small businesses to the largest enterprises.
This does make sense given that many people simply don’t need certain features included with the ‘Pro’ or ‘Enterprise’ versions and installing them would simply take up more hard disk space and be harder to run on less powerful devices. So, here’s the full rundown of the different versions: Windows 10 Home – the best option for basic users