Monday 27 July 2015

Windows 10 Home vs Pro: Which One Should You Get?

For the first time in history, Microsoft is launching its most beloved operating system Windows for free. The eagerly awaited and most hyped Windows 10 will be releasing on 29th July which is in less than a week. Unlike the earlier versions such as fan favorite Windows 7 and not so successful Windows 8, Windows 10 will be launching in seven different versions.

More versions means better usability

Microsoft is all set to give more choices to the consumers with the availability of seven different versions with Windows 10. Each version has its own set of mixes and features targeted at providing excellent functionality to different kind of users. These versions are Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, Mobile, Mobile Enterprise and IoT Core.

The difference can be asserted with the fact a gamer oriented OS has to be widely different from the one to be used in the IT firms. Hence Microsoft is releasing so many versions to directly answer the needs and requirements of the consumers.

However the common users will just need to choose from the Windows 10 Home and Windows Pro version.

Which versions are you entitles to?

The upgrading of your existing Windows OS to either Windows 10 Home or Pro version essentially depends upon the OS you are using at the moment. Users who have Windows 8.1, Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic or Home Premium on their PC will be entitled to upgrade to Windows 10 Home.

On other hand users who are running Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate will have the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro version.

The difference between the Windows 10 Home and Pro versions

As the name suggests Windows 10 Home comes loaded with basic of the new OS coupled with a wide number of interactive features and new advancements. Microsoft has brought some new exciting features in its new OS with Cortana which acts are virtual assistant and an advanced AI usually seen on Windows Smartphones.

The Classic Start Menu has been restored along with the emergence of new Edge web browser, which eliminated the Internet Explorer. This OS is best suited for the home computers, which only require simple features and are not meant to be used for rigorous and advanced tasks.

Windows 10 Pro versions keep all the existing features of the Home version along with adding some substantially enhanced features. These features include the data encryption tools, a remote desktop supports and other exciting tools for small business users.
Smartphone users can upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile
Another version of Windows 10, which is worth considering is Mobile version. The consumers who are using Windows 8 based Smartphones can upgrade their device to Windows 10 Mobile for free. This new OS is expected to revolutionalize the way smartphones are used by providing them with more advanced features and functionalities.

Consumers can upgrade their existing Windows OS to Windows 10 from July 29. This will remain for free down for one year after which consumers will be required to purchase like old days. It is high time you start upgrading your existing OS and move into the world of new opportunities with Windows 10 OS.

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