Previously, we have described how Microsoft endeavored to bring Windows on ARM architecture. On Monday, Microsoft officially announced that three editions of its next-generation “Windows 8” Operating system—Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT–will be available in the market later this year. However, the company has promised that all editions of Windows is potentially viable to provide a no-compromise experience to folks across the world. Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro have been developed in order to support PCs and Tablets which are being powered by X86 processors, on the contrary, Windows RT will be reserved for ARM-powered devices. Windows RT edition is focusing to light-duty devices, while the basic edition of Windows 8 has been developed for the average consumers. The company has put a little bit more afford on Windows 8 Pro edition which is especially been designed for tech enthusiasts, technical professionals and businesses worldwide.
The Windows 8 Pro edition has been streamlined with numbers of features such as PC management, encryption, virtualization, and domain connectivity to impress the targeted folks. However, Windows RT is the newest member of Windows family with different architecture—often speaking ‘Windows on ARM’ or ‘WOA’. Windows RT is occupied with touch-optimized desktop versions such as Microsoft Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint.