The Windows Blog Announced the Windows 8 Editions recently. It seems that there will be three version (OMG ONLY THREE!?), Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro with more “enterprisey” features (though it seems that only pro will allow RDP in, which will suck) and Windows RT, which is the tablet edition. This seems to fly in the face of earlier rumours of there being the same huge number of SKUs as there were in Vista and Windows 7, but all I can say is “yay”. I guess technically there are 5 editions, as Windows 8 and Pro come in both 32 and 64 bit versions, but that’s barely noticeable.
Kudos for MS for simplifying things. Forbes also has written about this.