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Microsoft announces Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-08-11 19:52:23

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads.

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations - a glorious throwback to classic Microsoft naming schemes - provides users with ReFS, persistent memory, and more, and allows up to four processors (instead of two) and a maximum of 6 TB of memory (currently 2 TB).

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CPUs vs Cores
By vivainio on 2017-08-11 20:19:14
For clarity: older Windows pro SKUs supported multiple cores per CPU (modern CPUs have 4 or so cores, with 8+ "hyperthreads"). This just means you can have multiple physical CPUs plugged into the motherboard
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marketing engineering
By project_2501 on 2017-08-11 20:40:58
lots of engineering went into this...

if (product_name != "pro"):
max_men = 2GB
max_disk = 64GB
max_resolution = (1024,768)
set_cpu_speed = 1.1Ghz
if (random.random() > 0.9): kernel_panick()
pass


not
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Too complicated
By Auzy on 2017-08-11 20:47:20
I'll generally be the first to defend Microsoft these days. But is this necessary?

Seriously, there should only be 3 skus. Windows server, windows 10 and windows EU version.
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Why pro?
By laffer1 on 2017-08-11 21:13:50
There is already a pro edition. Perhaps it would have made sense to call it windows 10 workstation and left it at that.

I don't think this affects a lot of people right now. You'd have to be able to find a workstation which is already super difficult. Few OEMs still make real ones with most of Dell and HP's line using consumer grade CPUs now. You'd also want to use windows. For many applications, Linux is probably more common in this setup.
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Wait ...
By WorknMan on 2017-08-11 23:34:43
So can I run this on my desktop? And if so, does it come without ads, Cortana, and the other Windows 10 bullshit I never wanted?
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Comment by Mr. Dee
By Mr. Dee on 2017-08-11 23:35:14
Windows 10 Home, Pro, Pro Edu, Education, Enterprise, Enterprise E3, Enterprise E5, Business (yes, thats right, there is a business edition just for Microsoft's new Business 365), Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Pro for Workstation, Windows 10 IoT (with its own subsets) along with the architectures - x86, x64, ARM.
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RE: CPUs vs Cores
By Morgan on 2017-08-11 23:35:28
Windows 7 Pro x64 and higher also supports two physical CPUs with multiple cores. I've seen 7 Pro installed on a 12 core Mac Pro with both CPUs, all 12 cores, and all 24 threads active.

Prior to this announcement, to go beyond two physical CPUs with Windows you would have to use a server edition of the OS and tune it for workstation use.
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RE: Too complicated
By Bill Shooter of Bul on 2017-08-12 03:02:55
?? Why a EU edition?
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RE[2]: Too complicated
By Fergy on 2017-08-12 03:58:55
> ?? Why a EU edition?
Because the EU is special and has special needs.
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RE[2]: Too complicated
By The123king on 2017-08-12 12:07:25
Becuase Internet Explorer happened
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