This is the first and original version of Windows 8. This version has actually no name, so it is generally named as Windows 8 Core edition. You can consider it Windows 8 Home Edition; which is not officially released.
Windows 8 Core has limited features as compared to Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise edition. 32-bit edition only supports 4 GB RAM while 64-bit supports up to 128 GB of RAM.
Though core edition of Windows 8 has limited set of features, it has almost all necessary features like Metro UI, password protection, Windows Store, apps and more. This version is suitable for home use.
Windows 8 Description
Microsoft Windows 8 released on October 26, 2012. This was expected a revolutionary operating system for desktop computers. Microsoft overhauled the entire OS to bring the most sophisticated Windows edition ever. The company was extremely excited on first release of Windows 8, and users too.
Windows 8 looks nice and clean at first look. It has Start Screen as first screen instead of desktop. You can login to Windows 8 using Microsoft Account. There are numerous ways to customize user interface.
Windows 8 was a whole new OS for desktop users. Microsoft tried hard to bring this modern UI for desktop machines, but users did not accepted Windows 8 from day first.
Replacing Start menu with Metro menu was the start and end of Windows 8. This single feature made users furious and Microsoft kept convincing users rather than fulfilling their demand, until Windows 8 fall badly as a flop OS.
Windows 8 was actually designed to meet Microsoft’s wishes, not users. The company tried to impose this almost useless OS on users but could not achieve its targets. Anyhow, Windows 8 is a lightweight and fancy operating system and still some people like it.
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