Windows 8 naming
Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:57:09 AM
Microsoft have confirmed the names of the Windows versions:
- Windows 8
For the average consumers.
- Windows 8 Pro
Akin to the "ultimate" version of previous versions (Windows 7 and Vista). It is for businesses and tech enthusiast.
- Windows 8 Enterprise
For enterprises only
- Windows RT
For ARM processors (tablets and mobile devices).
However, NONE of the versions would have Windows Media Center and it would be available separate add-on to Windows 8 Pro.
To see a full list of features go to the Windows Team blog.
Now for the poking fun bit. Apparently the Windows on ARM (commonly known as WoA), the version of Windows that would run on ARM mobile devices is now formally known as Windows RT. Commonly on the web, RT stands for RT. So Windows RT stands for Windows RT. Nah, that can't be right. Windows Real-Time? Apparently, it stands for Windows RunTime. What kind of name is Windows RT? It doesn't tell what it does. I think a more appropriate name would be Windows 8 Mobile as it tells what it does and the name is not that cheesy.