Although many users have not dared to take the step and continue using Windows 10, the truth is that the launch of Windows 11 In 2021 it represented a great advance. Among other improvements, we must highlight those related to the interface, security and performance. The real problem is choosing which version. In this post we address this question: Windows 11 types: how to choose the right edition and what differences there are between each of them.
There are currently 7 versions of Windows 11, in addition to the N versions (which are exactly the same as the normal versions, although they do not include certain applications such as Windows Media player or Skype, among others).
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Choose between Windows 11 Home and Windows Pro
Let's start our review by analyzing the two main and most widely used versions. Generally speaking, Home for personal use and Pro for professional use. Let's see in detail what each of them offers
Windows 11 Home
This is the perfect version if we are going to use Windows 11 for home and personal use. This is the basic edition, it is the basic version, although Windows 11 Home It brings together all the main features of the operating system.
One of its best features to highlight is its like its new user interface, which is distinguished by its modern aesthetics, round corners and more transparencies. The start menu also offers an improved appearance, with clearer organization.
Incorporates the most recent version of the Microsoft browser, Microsoft Edge. Windows 11 Home also gives us the ability to run Android applications on our computer from the Microsoft Store. Also worth highlighting is the function of customizable widgets and, above all, virtual desktops, one of the great achievements of this version of the operating system.
Finally, it should be noted that the application is integrated into Windows 11 Home Microsoft Teams, to be able to connect with friends, family and co-workers from the operating system itself.
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro includes all the features of the Home version and adds some additional tools. The idea was to provide a version aimed at professionals and small businesses.
Among these characteristics we must mention the domain joining ability, which facilitates administration tasks and access to shared resources on business networks. In the same sense, it allows you to work with computers remotely.
Also includes disk encryption BitLocker or access to Windows Update for Business, among other things. In short, a little more than what the basic version offers, but enough to make our PC work in a business and business environment.
Other versions of Windows 11
Beyond Windows 11 Home or Windows 11 Pro, there are other types of Windows 11, whose characteristics we present below:
Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
This is a version intended for users who have more advanced hardware and performance needs. Windows 11 Pro for Workstations It is the option chosen by companies that handle large volumes of data, especially because it includes support for large file systems (ReFS).
Other points in its favor are that it is a version compatible with more advanced hardware configurations and that it can handle non-volatile memory without problems.
11 Windows Enterprise
11 Windows Enterprise It is also based on the features of Windows 11 Pro. You could say that it is an evolution of this version designed for use within the business world. Some of its most notable aspects are its long-term maintenance tools (LTSC), as well as other features such as Microsoft Endpoint Manager and Windows Autopilot.
Windows 11 Education
As its name suggests, Windows 11 Education It is aimed at educational institutions. This version comes equipped with powerful tools designed to be used in the field of teaching and learning in the classroom. It is based on the previously presented version (Windows 11 Enterprise) and develops it with other applications such as Microsoft Teams for Education.
Windows 11 Pro Education
This version is one step above the previous one. The objective of Windows 11 Pro Education is more ambitious: satisfying each and every one of the needs of educational institutions through a complete panoply of tools.
Among them, we highlight some such as IT management, those related to advanced security (includes BitLocker and Windows Defender Application Guard), support for remote desktops, the ability to join domains and, above all, a high degree of customization.
Windows 11 Mixed Reality
Among all the types of Windows 11 that we have at our disposal, without a doubt Windows 11 Mixed Reality deserves a separate chapter. More than just another version of the operating system, it is a platform whose features are integrated into some of its versions (Windows 11 Home, Pro, Enterprise and Education).
Here elements from the real world are combined with virtual ones, with the goal of creating immersive experiences. For this, you can use virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) devices that we can connect to our PC.