|windows 8 Microsoft have just announced that Windows 8 will come in 3 forms: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. This is a major change from the multiple editions of Windows 7. So what are the differences between Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro?
The differences between the two are..
Windows 8 Pro comes with these extra features
- Upgrades from Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate
- BitLocker and BitLocker To Go
- Boot from VHD
- Client Hyper-V
- Domain Join
- Encrypting File System
- Group Policy
- Remote Desktop (host)
As you can see, Windows 8 Pro comes with the drive encryption feature called BitLocker, the boot from Virtual Hard Disk, client side hypervisor-based virtualization, domain joining, group policy controls and the remote desktop host.
Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are the desktop OS versions whilst Windows RT is the mobile (or tablet) version of the new OS.
Amongst other things, Windows 8 comes with a new Windows Explorer, Task Manager and better multi-monitor support. It also comes with the ability for users to change languages on the fly. Windows Media Center is available as a media pack add-on for Windows 8 Pro.
If you're a business user then you'll want to get Windows 8 Pro for its full enterprise features.
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