Strategies for Microsoft to release Windows 8 on the market would expect as many as 9 operating system versions. A few hours after the public release of the Consumer Preview of Windows 8, shows the number of editions that Microsoft had planned for the launch of its operating system.
Nine versions of Windows 8 identified in a registry key of Consumer Preview, all created to satisfy the diverse needs of customers, consumer and business. Two versions of Enterprise, two Home, two Professional, a starter and a Ultimate: these are the SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) of the operating system identified in the past few hours, read news that confirms what a few weeks ago in a paper by Hewlett-Packard, which had leaked the information in the preview.
Microsoft has not spoken about it, however, both now and at the Mobile World Congress 2012 inBarcelona, so it is not certain that the number of editions of Windows 8, which users can purchase before the end of the year is just that. Anyway, these are the names found in the register of Windows 8 Consumer Preview:
- Windows 8EnterpriseEdition
- Windows 8EnterpriseEvaluation Edition
- Windows 8 Home Basic Edition
- Windows 8 Home Premium Edition
- Windows 8 ARM Edition
- Windows 8 Professional Edition
- Windows 8 Professional Plus Edition
- Windows 8 Starter Edition
- Windows 8 Ultimate Edition
If what transpired correspond to the truth, then it would mean that Microsoft opts for this time to a variety of throws that follows in the footsteps of the past – only one release in more than what we saw with Windows 7 – and the new principal would reside in the Professional Plus Edition and in a version for ARM, although already widely heralded by Redmond.
Meanwhile, a few days after the debut of Windows Version 8 in Consumer Preview, Microsoft has announced that it has been downloaded over one million times, so the new operating system is already a success even though it is still available in draft form. For more information about it must still wait for the CeBIT inHannover, where Microsoft will unveil more details about the enterprise versions of Windows 8.