Appendix A

Windows 11 editions and licensing options

Like its predecessor, Windows 11 is available in a seemingly endless roster of editions. Each edition encompasses a specific set of features, sometimes coupled with licensing options and geographic restrictions.

Despite that apparently confusing assortment, however, most people have no problem sorting through their choices. When you purchase a new PC through traditional retail channels, you’re likely to have a choice of two and only two editions: Home and Pro. (A relatively new option, Windows 11 Pro for Workstations, is available exclusively on powerful workstation-class ...

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