Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:41 UTC
Windows While I was fast asleep, Microsoft unveiled the SKUs for Windows 8 - and we're in for a surprise. Yes, after years and years of fully deserved mockery for releasing 343 versions of each Windows release, the company has seen the light and reduced everything to just four - of which only two, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, will be freely available in stores.
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RE[2]: Three Versions
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 13:20 UTC in reply to "RE: Three Versions"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

My ideal set of versions:

- Windows 8.

The end.

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RE[3]: Three Versions
by Adurbe on Tue 17th Apr 2012 16:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Three Versions"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

And therefore with the option to enable/disable features at install? Default/advanced install model like many linux?

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RE[3]: Three Versions
by avgalen on Tue 17th Apr 2012 17:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Three Versions"
avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

Are you trolling your own site Thom?
Do you really think the same OS should run on a phone as on a server?
I have never seen IOS run on a server
I have never seen Android run on a server
I have seen dozens of distributions of Linux, all aiming at a different target audience.
But the needs of all Windows 8 users would be served by 1 edition alone? Yeah right

Edited 2012-04-17 17:26 UTC

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RE[4]: Three Versions
by Carewolf on Tue 17th Apr 2012 17:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Three Versions"
Carewolf Member since:
2005-09-08

Servers now have their own versions (by now I mean since XP). Windows 8 will not have any server versions. I probably agree with Thom, most "Pro" features are extra options, and not something that would get in way of a normal user, so they could have been in the standard release to simply things.

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