Microsoft reveals six versions of Windows 10 inbound this summer

Windows 10 logoMicrosoft has taken the wraps off of some more of its plans for Windows. In a blog post heralding the imminent arrival of the new version of the operating system, Microsoft has revealed no less than six versions of the operating system, including versions for mobile.

Announced today are specific versions of Windows 10 Home, Mobile, Pro, Enterprise, Education, and Mobile Enterprise. No solid information on the free upgrade for previous versions of Windows was revealed other than the same information already promulgated. The company reiterates in the post that "we are offering the full versions of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Pro as a free and easy upgrade for qualifying Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year after launch."

As with prior versions of windows, Windows 10 Enterprise, Mobile Enterprise, and Education fall under Microsoft's Volume Licensing program. "Paths" for upgrades will be made available, with the company claiming that they will make more information available closer to the summer launch of the operating system.

Not included in the count are versions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for industry devices like ATMs, retail point of sale, handheld terminals, industrial robotics, or Windows 10 IoT Core devices. Also not discussed is how the company will handle virtualization users, such as users of Parallels or similar solutions.

Source: Electronista

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10

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