Windows 10 Editions

Windows 10 is coming. Not quite as good as Winter is coming, but nevertheless, it will be here this summer.

Microsoft just revealed the 5 different editions.

  1. Windows 10 Home – consumer-focused desktop edition
  2. Windows 10 Mobile – smart phones and tablets
  3. Windows 10 Enterprise – Windows Pro equivalent for medium and large corporations
  4. Windows 10 Education – for administrators, teacher and students
  5. Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise – smart phones and tablets for the enterprise

By the way, since my other computer runs Windows 7 Pro, I can upgrade my system to Windows 10 Enterprise.

PayPal is PYPL on Nasdaq

As reported late last year, eBay will spin off PayPal, separating into two entities. The split will happen sometime in the second half of this year. In preparation for that move, PayPal received its ticker symbol from Nasdaq and will be designated as PYPL. eBay’s newly hired president of enterprise growth at American Express Dan Schulman will become CEO of PayPal. PayPal has handled nearly 18 billion transactions and processed more than $1 trillion in payments to date.

Chip $9 Computer

Meet Chip, the $9 computer which will be available sometime in 2016. Chip is based on ARM-based processor at 1Ghz, 512MB RAM and 4GB of storage. It has one USB port and a micro-USB port to power the unit. For display, it will have HDMI port. For just $9, it makes the Raspberry Pi look very expensive.

Windows 10 Forever

Microsoft mentioned the other day that Windows 10 is going to be the last Windows version. No future versions like Windows 11, for example. Future updates will be applied on an ongoing manner. Based on Microsoft’s history of OS releases, they seem to do well every third OS release. The ones that fall in between tend to be really bad. With this new approach, will we see faster updates to Windows. Will we see major updates or just minor ongoing tweaks. It will be interesting to see how Microsoft will manage this new approach. Read more from BBC.