Too many Windows 10 Editions

Dear Microsoft,

Please reduce the number of Windows 10 Editions.  Please make the platform more consistent across the editions.  Today, you have Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Pro Eduction, Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 IoT, Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Team, Windows 10 Pro for Workstations.  Then there are the N and KN variants for Europe and South Korea.

How about this?  Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 IoT.  That is it.  4 editions are plenty. This covers home users, home super users, corporate users, and devices/embedded.

All of the editions have the following modes.  S mode locks Windows down (can only get apps from the Microsoft Store).  LTSB mode will stop updates, except security patches, disable UWP applications (if you must – I still think this is wrong).  Exclude multimedia, making it a separate Microsoft Store application(s) so N and KN can go away.

This will make your product more competitive, easier to support, and provide more value to users.  This will help IT folks talk to regular users about their needs and help them make choices.  This will help regular users when purchasing equipment.


Struggling to keep up