There’s Going to Be a Whole Bunch of Windows 10 Versions
Every time Microsoft develops a new version of Windows, people hope that there will be fewer variants and sub-versions than before. Every time, those hopes are dashed.
Windows 10 isn’t going to change any of that.
Microsoft has just announced the set of Windows 10 SKUs, and there are seven of them, plus some others not mentioned.
The first few editions are straightforward. Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 Enterprise will fill the same roles as their Windows 8.1 namesakes. Home will be the mainstream consumer version. Pro will add most of the management features (such as domain joining) that Home lacks. Enterprise will add further management capabilities and will only be available through volume licensing agreements.