To make things easier for customers, Windows 10 is going to come in many different versions.
You'll be able to get the following flavors of Windows 10:
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Education
- Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
- Windows 10 IoT Core (for low cost, small footprint devices, eg. gateways)
- Windows 10 Enterprise for Industry (devices like ATM's, Point of Sale Devices, etc.)
- Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise for Industry (devices like ATM's, Point of Sale Devices, etc.)
Quote from Microsoft:
We designed Windows 10 to deliver a more personal computing experience across a range of devices. An experience optimized for each device type, but familiar to all. Windows 10 will power an incredibly broad range of devices – everything from PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens and Surface Hub. It will also power the world around us, core to devices making up the Internet of Things, everything from elevators to ATMs to heart rate monitors to wearables. No matter which Windows 10 device our customers use, the experience will feel comfortable, and there will be a single, universal Windows Store where they can find, try and buy Universal Windows apps.
Should be interesting to see how the multiple versions are received. For the average consumer there aren't too many choice outside of Home and Pro which isn't overly confusing but Microsoft has always taken some flak over too many versions which doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon. You can read more about all of the versions over at Microsoft's Blog.