Last night Microsoft announced three cuts of its much anticipated new operating system: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT. Unlike previous incarnations of its operating systems, Microsoft pared the options down to three. But, even with just a few choices, like a pair of jeans, there's a right fit for each person.
The Windows maker didn't give any indication of the OS release date, or prices -- important factors for buyers -- looking at the features, we bet we can help find the right choice for your needs.
Windows 8: The Straight Leg Everyman's Jean
This standard version, akin to the consumer preview, will work for almost any type of Windows user. "For many consumers, Windows 8 will be the right choice," writes Brandon LeBlanc on the Microsoft Windows blog. This version will have all the features Microsoft announced at the Mobile World Conference, including the new Metro influenced interface, navigability between gadgets, an app store and all sorts of navigation options. Microsoft has the full breakdown on that blog post. It's the simplest, most basic version of the new OS, that will fit most people's needs. For those not breathlessly following the Windows 8 hype, here's a little tour of your future OS.