Windows 10 will be launched this summer, tentatively for July, and will be a single operating system for all devices on the market, but declined in several versions. In view of the event, Microsoft has clarified the differences between the various releases of Windows 10 that – on balance – even if you are only three will really intended for home users; the remaining will be directed to the companies and the education sector. But Let’s find out in detail:
Windows 10 Home is a consumer-oriented operating system for desktops, laptops, tablet devices and 2-in-1. Will have most of the features that we saw in the Technical Preview release Windows 10, including the web browser Microsoft Edge, Cortana, Start Menu Windows Store, and more;
Windows 10 Pro has everything you’ll find in the release “Home”, as well as some features that Microsoft targets small and medium-sized enterprises, such as safety, productivity and remote access;
10 Windows Mobile is the name of the operating system that will run on smartphones and tablets small (7-inch and smaller). It has a Start Screen (and not a Start Menu), user interface optimized for touch and all mobile versions of Office apps such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
All three versions of Windows 10 provide technology Continuum of Microsoft, which allows you to switch from the “touch” to the “desktop” automatically. In particular, for Windows 10 Home and Pro, the clearance will be when the tablet will be connected to a keyboard dock or to a docking station while, for Windows Mobile 10, the transition will occur when the smartphone will be connected to an external display, to a keyboard and mouse and will allow you to use the mobile application as if they were desktop.
And ‘interesting to note that Microsoft has decided to abandon the name Windows Phone, inaugurated with the launch of Windows Phone 7 in 2010, to return to the old Windows Mobile brand probably closer to the projects of Redmond and better suited to the new “idea of continuity” desktop-mobile Windows 10. As mentioned a few days ago, none of this release, will be pre-installed Windows Media Center that seems permanently retired. But the surprises do not end here, there’s more.
Enterprise Windows 10 is similar to Windows 10 Pro, but most have Windows Update for Business and other features available for partners;
Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise is basically the business version of Windows Mobile;
Windows 10 Education has everything you are already in Windows 10 Enterprise, but is aimed at teachers, educators and other professionals in the field of training and learning.
These six versions, it adds a seventh that Microsoft called Windows 10 for IoT Core, and it’s a release aimed at low-power devices such as Raspberry Pi 2. There will also be versions of Windows Enterprise 10 for industrial devices (and not) ATMs and robotics.
In short, Windows 10 is not much different from previous operating systems. It ‘a unique OS, capable of running on a wide range of devices, but available in multiple releases, each with its own price and feature set although all are based on a common code.
For the first year of launch, everyone who owns a computer with Windows 7 and Windows 8 or a smartphone with Windows Phone 8.1 can upgrade for free to their systems Home Windows 10, Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro Mobile. Exceeded 12 months, the transition will be a fee, but for now we do not know the prices