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Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« on: May 13, 2015, 04:38:37 PM »
Windows 10 Home -- Consumer-focused desktop edition with a familiar and personal experience for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s.  It will include Cortana, Microsoft Edge web browser; Continuum tablet mode for touch-capable devices; Windows Hello face-recognition, iris and fingerprint login; and universal Windows apps like Photos, Maps, Mail, Calendar, Music and Video.  (Note:   Cortana will be available on Windows 10 at launch in select markets. Windows Hello requires a specialized, illuminated infrared camera for facial recognition or iris detection or a finger print reader which supports the Windows Biometric Framework. Apps and services may vary by market.)  Additionally, Xbox One owners will be able to play their XBox One games from any Windows 10 PC in their home. 

Windows 10 Mobile -- Designed for smaller, mobile, touch-centric devices like smartphones and small tablets. It includes the same universal Windows apps  included in Windows 10 Home, as well as the new touch-optimized version of Office. Windows 10 Mobile will enable some new devices to take advantage of Continuum for phone, so people can use their phone like a PC when connected to a larger screen.

Windows 10 Pro -- Desktop edition for PCs, tablets and 2-in-1s which includes the features of Windows 10 Home, has many extra features for small businesses. Windows 10 Pro will provide support for remote and mobile productivity scenarios and take advantage of cloud technologies. Windows 10  will also let customers take advantage of the new Windows Update for Business.

The full versions of Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Pro will be a free upgrade for qualifying Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 devices that upgrade in the first year after launch.  Once you upgrade, you have Windows 10 for free on that device.



Windows 10 Enterprise -- Builds on Windows 10 Pro, adding advanced features for medium and large sized organizations and will be available to Volume Licensing customers. 

Windows 10 Education -- Builds on Windows 10 Enterprise, designed to meet the needs of schools – staff, administrators, teachers and students. This edition will be available through academic Volume Licensing.  There will also be paths for schools and students using Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro devices to upgrade to Windows 10 Education.

Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise -- Designed for business customers on smartphones and small tablets and will be available to Volume Licensing customers.  Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will incorporate the latest security and innovation features as soon as they are available.

There will also be versions of Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for industry devices like ATMs, retail point of sale, handheld terminals and industrial robotics and Windows 10 IoT Core for small footprint, low cost devices like gateways.

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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2015, 05:27:08 AM »
Thanks for the post. I did read it on another forum. Just wondering whether M$ will now introduce a yearly subscription payment as I have read this may be the last version of Windows.  :moreevil:
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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2015, 08:57:26 PM »
Still not the complete story but more information was provided by Mary Jo Foley in Piecing together the Windows as a Service puzzle for Windows 10.


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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2015, 10:29:58 PM »


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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2015, 11:43:43 PM »
Someone who shall remain nameless will be more excited than me  :laughing:
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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 07:09:02 AM »
Just ran across this link re Windows 10.

http://www.techspot.com/article/1002-windows-10-free-or-not-explained/

A slight clarification. Time for a  :Hammys pint:
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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 02:40:54 PM »
I Installed Candy Crush saga on my Android tablet just to see what the fuss was about. All those games are basically the old Bejeweled with different icons and a few twists.
I played it a few times but when I kept getting popups about spending $ to get hints or help, I uninstalled it. (To me, that just detracts from the game).

After reading about the different versions of 10, I'll probably opt for a computer with Win 10 Pro installed. I want the slower update path. I don't like to be force fed bunches of patches at a time. I do them but usually only a few at a time.
Win 7 patches were done on four computers on Tuesday and Wednesday and images made Wednesday afternoon. I know exactly what was installed.
I wonder if those hardware patches would get installed too? I never install any hardware that MS recommends.

I'll just have to wait and see what people post after they've run the installed version for a few months.


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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2015, 06:04:14 PM »
Confirming what Corrine already wrote and yes, there will be a huge user fallout as bundled software is not welcome.

Via Verge: Candy Crush will be automatically installed on Windows 10 

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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2015, 07:07:08 PM »
Tweet on Candy Crush which points to many links and other Tweets - most informative.

https://twitter.com/randyknobloch/status/599092017105391616
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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2015, 10:04:43 PM »
So that will mean the end of Microsoft's Signature Edition PC line.

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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2015, 06:24:28 AM »
Microsoft have reverted their position that all copies of Windows, genuine or no - would qualify for a FREE Windows 10 upgrade.
Microsoft backtracks on free Windows 10 update for pirates
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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2015, 12:42:23 PM »
Microsoft has said all along that pirated copies of Windows will still get a free upgrade to Windows 10 but that still won't make it genuine.  From the blog post by Terry Myerson, Genuine Windows and Windows 10:

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Microsoft and our OEM partners know that many consumers are unwitting victims of piracy, and with Windows 10, we would like all of our customers to move forward with us together. While our free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 will not apply to Non-Genuine Windows devices, and as we’ve always done, we will continue to offer Windows 10 to customers running devices in a Non-Genuine state. In addition, in partnership with some of our valued OEM partners, we are planning very attractive Windows 10 upgrade offers for their customers running one of their older devices in a Non-Genuine state. Please stay tuned to learn more from our partners on the specifics of their offers.


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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2015, 06:44:01 PM »
More on pre-bundling of Candy Crush games - 
https://twitter.com/randyknobloch/status/598907318898688000
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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2015, 11:49:06 PM »
Perfect description in your Tweet.


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Re: Introducing Windows 10 Editions
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2015, 06:32:19 AM »
Change update settings to 'Download updates but let me choose whether to install them' may be the answer. But will that option be available in Windows 10 Update menu? Just my  :2cents: worth.
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