Windows 10 launches later this month — sort of — to save us from the disaster that was Windows 8. As has become tradition at Microsoft, the company made some major missteps as it tried to better address the mobile market. Windows 8 was supposed to offer an ideal computing experience on PCs and tablets, but it ended up being a disaster on both. Now, Windows 10 will dial down the mobile features on desktops and laptops, instead shifting back toward a Windows 7-like experience.
Microsoft continues to announce more details leading up to Windows 10’s July 29th release, and now a new series of comparison grids highlights all of the key features that Windows 10 Home edition users will not have access to.
In a new section of Microsoft’s Windows for Business website, the company has done its best to detail and compare the four different versions of Windows 10 set to hit PCs beginning July 29th. As a reminder, you probably won’t actually get Windows 10 on July 29th — here’s an explainer.
Windows 10 will be available in four different builds that range in price from $119 to $199, though many current Windows users will be able to upgrade for free. The editions include Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education.
People reading this post right now are consumers, by and large, and will for the most part get the Home edition of Windows 10. As such, four of Microsoft’s new comparison grids will be of particular interest, as they detail all of the key features Windows 10 Home will lack compared to the other three versions of Windows 10.
Images of the four comparison grids can be seen below.