There is an article which i came across in a magazine called custom pc the other day! it was a sneak peak into windows 8 which i dont think is released until jan 2013/2014 i think... they have scrapped the editions of windows such as home, pro,ultimate and instead of that they have developed a store that you must pay cash for unlock different aspects of windows. it was a very interesting piece of what the future looks like for windows ( thats if the world doesn't end by then). I think i prefer this so you get what you need and pay for it not stuff that you dont.
I recommend this magazine!