Windows 10 Home is the basic variant of Windows 10. It comes with a number of new features including the revamped Start Menu. The company decided to chop it off from Windows 8 three years ago, but on popular demand, this feature is making a return to the desktop operating system. You also get a full-fledged version of Cortana, the digital voice assistant formerly exclusively available on Windows Phone.
Other than that, the Home edition also gets you features like Battery Saver, TPM support, and company’s new biometrics security feature called Windows Hello.
Home users will also be able to utilise the all-new Virtual Desktops option and Snap assist feature with up to 4 apps on one screen. Furthermore, they can also give a whirl to Continuum, a flagship feature of Windows 10 that lets you quickly switch from desktop mode to tablet mode.
The Home edition also supports Windows Update – eligible to snag automatic updates from Microsoft – and also provides security measures such as Microsoft Passport. The aforementioned features should fit an average Joe’s bill as the company is providing all the essential features in the basic variant.
However, if you crave for more sophisticated protection, or if your work requires features such as support for side-loading of business apps, the Home edition could leave a lot to be desired, and you are better off with the Pro edition.