The world's largest software company had earlier said Windows 10 would be released this "summer". Touch-friendly Windows 10, which features the return of the Start menu and will run across PCs, tablets and smartphones, is Microsoft's latest attempt to win over mobile users and features a new browser called ‘Edge'.
According to an earlier report, Windows 10 will be available in Home, Mobile, Pro, Enterprise and Education editions. Windows 10 Home edition will be the consumer facing edition, which will be seen on most desktop PCs, laptops and 2-in-1s.
For the business users, you have the Windows 10 Pro edition, which has all the features of the Home edition plus additional features such as device management, security features, cloud features ideal for smaller businesses.
For medium and large size organizations, there is Windows 10 Enterprise edition, which builds up upon the Windows 10 Pro. Apart from providing security features, Windows 10 Enterprise also has a broad range of options for operating system deployment and comprehensive device and app management.
On the mobile front, you get Windows 10 Mobile edition, which is the new name for Windows Phone OS and the Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise edition. As the name implies, Windows 10 Mobile is meant for use on mobile phones, tablets and other touch-centric devices.
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Windows 10 Education is a new edition, which builds upon Windows 10 Enterprise and is designed for use in schools among staff, administrators, teachers and students. "This edition will be available through the academic Volume Licensing, and there will be booths for schools and students using Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices to upgrade to Windows 10 Education," mentions the Windows Blog.