In Pictures: 9 things enterprise IT will like about Windows 8

Microsoft has simplified its versioning system, which was much too complex. Instead of up to nine different options with Windows 7, Windows 8 comes in Home, Professional and Enterprise.

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Comes with Hyper-V

You get Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor in Professional/Enterprise editions of Windows 8 that's the same version shipped with Windows Server 2012. It replaces Windows Vista/Windows 7 Virtual PC to serve as a bare metal-type hypervisor. Ostensibly, it's used to run a prior version that you upgraded from, like Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

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