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Microsoft, Tech News 17th April 2012 2060

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 will launch 3 editions, plus an enterprise version, and has revealed the ARM edition will come with touch-enabled Office

For those with Intel-compatible machines, the OS will be available in two versions - Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. And for those with devices, largely tablets, powered by ARM-designed chips there will be a Windows RT version.

Unlike previous versions, where choosing the right version could be confusing with home, school and professional versions Windows 8 should be easier to make the right choice.

Windows 8 will be 'the right choice' for many consumers, according to the company's blog, incorporating an updated browser, task manager and better multi-monitor support.

Also, tech enthusiasts and professionals may want to opt for Windows 8 Pro, which encompasses a broader set of Windows 8 technologies, with features for encryption, virtualisation, PC management and domain connectivity.

Windows RT

We think most of you will be interest mostly in Windows RT. It is the newest addition to the family, and will be available only pre-installed on PCs and tablets.

The ARM version of the operating system is the newest edition and reflects Microsoft's desire to unify the engine known for running desktop computers with that for tablets and smartphones. Windows RT will sit alongside Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems.

For the first time since its inception, the trademark Windows "Start" button will no longer appear - instead being replaced by a sliding panel-based menu.

Windows on a wide range of hardware

Touch devices are convenient and fun, but they don’t always have all the features you need. With Windows 8, you don’t have to choose between a touch device and a PC because you can have it both ways. Prefer a mouse and keyboard? Go right ahead—Windows 8 will run on amazing hardware, from tablets to laptops to all-in-ones with large, high-definition

screens. Whether you like to stay put or work on the go, you can enjoy the power, convenience, and versatility of Windows.

Windows 8 is cloud connected

Sign in to your Windows 8 PC with your Microsoft account and you’re immediately connected to the people, files, and settings you care about. Your PC comes to life with all the things that make Windows yours, including your Start page, themes, language preferences, and browser favorites. You can connect your favorite services to your Microsoft account, too—services like Microsoft Hotmail, Microsoft Messenger, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more. And you can immediately get to your photos, docs, and other files, whether they’re on Microsoft SkyDrive®, Facebook, Flickr, or other services.

Discover apps in the Windows Store

Apps are the heart of Windows 8. From the moment you first use Windows 8, you’ll have a set of built-in apps for the things you do most. Beautifully designed for your highly-connected lifestyle, these apps integrate with the services you already use.

Windows Store

With the new Windows Store, you’ll be able to browse and compare thousands of apps, all grouped in easy-to-find categories. They’ll be organized in the Store in a way that makes them easy to find the ones that interest you. We highlight great apps, provide quick access to frequently downloaded apps, and show you how other people have rated apps. You’ll always know what’s interesting, new, and popular.

All of the apps you’ll see in the Store for Windows 8 Consumer Preview are free. After Windows 8 is available, there will also be lots of apps that you can buy at different price points. You won’t have to worry about buying something you don’t want because you can try before you buy, if the app supports it. If you try an app and like it, you can buy it seamlessly and continue using the full app. You won’t waste time or lose your place.

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