It may sound crazy, but even though users have started downloading the final Windows 8 bits over the past couple of weeks, there are still lots of questions about the product -- and its ARM-based complement, Windows RT.
Luckily, a few of the folks writing Windows 8 books are providing some answers.
Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera, coauthors of Windows 8 Secrets,
posted this week a handy feature-comparison matrix
, listing a couple dozen features that are supported to varying degrees in Windows 8 (the consumer SKU), Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8 Enterprise and Windows RT. They created this chart using a tool Rivera wrote, and acknowledge that it is generating the best-available (though maybe not entirely accurate) data at this point.