RT is Windows version of Windows 8 ARM
Microsoft has officially confirmed that its next operating system would be marketed under the name of Windows 8 and there would be three versions, Windows 8, Windows 8 and Windows Pro RT is the ARM version. This announcement confirms rumors that we rapportions last month (see ” Windows 8 would be fewer versions “)
Only two versions of Windows 8 x86
Windows 8 and Windows 8 will be the Pro versions for x86 processors and will be broken down into 32-bit and 64 bit. The classic version of Windows 8 will have a new Windows Explorer to better management systems multi-screen and the ability to change languages on the fly.
Windows 8 Pro is a hackers and businesses. It will incorporate encryption technology (BitLocker and Encrypting File System), virtualization (Hyper-V client) and asset management (Remote Desktop, Group Policy). Finally, Windows Media Center will be available through a media pack which will be downloadable. This puts an end to rumors that spoke of abandoning the project.
RT Windows: a world apart
The biggest news, and one that is also the most disputed in the press, is the decision to call the version of Windows 8 ARM “Windows RT”. This version will be preinstalled on the products compatible and will not be available for sale. We imagine that the name was motivated by the fact that this operating system uses the new runtime WinRT. Nevertheless, there is concern that consumers are lost and this is confusing. It is not obvious to a layman that Windows 8 and Windows RT are actually the same operating system designed for different instruction sets.
RT integrate Windows Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) by default, which will be an important selling point. It will also assume an encryption of the terminal, but it will not be possible to install applications on the x86 system. It will not have either Windows Media Player.
There are actually five versions of Windows 8
Besides the three mentioned versions of the Microsoft blog, there will be an Enterprise version for large companies and a version reserved for China that will offer only Chinese dialects and other languages not found on the usual operating system.