Microsoft announced the new editions of Windows 10 and is is expected to deliver a more personal computing experience across any device, ranging from phones, tablets, PCs and more. Windows 10 will be released in at least seven different flavors if you count the versions offered for home, education, enterprise, internet-of-things devices as well as standard and enterprise editions of Windows 10 for phones and small tablets.
The major technical difference is on the version of Windows 10 for phones and small tablets as compared to the versions for PCs and larger tablets. Only the mobile versions will carry ARM-based chips, like those from Qualcomm and Nvidia. The standard versions of Windows 10 for PCs and larger tablets will require standard x86 processors from Intel and AMD.
Windows 10 is designed to merge the new style of applications that debuted in Windows 8 with the classic Windows desktop feel from Windows 7 and prior versions. It also boasts the Cortana personal assistant, a biometric sign-in feature dubbed Windows Hello and a new Web browser called Microsoft Edge (previously Project Spartan). Microsoft has promised developers and Wall Street that it will have a billion devices running Windows 10 within three years.