Windows 7 which is the most widely used Operating system today comes in different editions suited for different environments. You are familiar with them, they are Windows 7 Home, Home Premium, Pro, Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate editions. They all come at different price points and offer varying functionality and features.
For instance, the Windows 7 Home Premium and Pro editions come with Microsoft Media center, while the Win7 Home does not. Or the Win7 Enterprise has the support for joining to a domain while the Win7 Home Premium does not.
In that tradition, Microsoft has today announced that Windows 10 will also be available in different editons. They are..
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Education and
- Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
Looking at their names, you can tell what these editions are tailored for.
So you might be wondering if all these editions will be available as a free upgrade? Well, the answer is YES and NO.
The first 3 editions (Win10 Home, Mobile and Pro) will all be available as a free upgrade to anyone/everyone running a previous version of Windows (Win7, Win 8.1...).
The last 3 editions are enterprise editions of Windows 10 and as such will come at a price (volume licensing).
Windows 10 will be available in 190 countries and in 111 languages this summer.
You can read more about this announcement on Windows Official Blog