by Paul Rudo on 19/09/11 at 7:50 am
With microsoft embarking the much hyped next generation operating system – Windows 8, the company has claimed that they are inventing the OS with Windows 8. MS announced many features in the recent held Build Conference in Anaheim, California. In nutshell the features which are making headlines in the media can be enlisted as Metro interface, Touchscreens support, enhanced performance and loads of applications. Experts feel that features are countless (including Aps store) as far as the Windows 8 is concerned. But the question is which features of Windows 8 can be called as key features? As experts went through the Windows 8, they have enlisted few striking features which we will discuss in this article below, which justifies the claim of Microsoft calling it as the Next Generation OS. So without falling into any additional excitement, let’s discuss the top four features of Windows 8.
Windows 8 compatible with Desktops to Tablets
Of all the differences, the biggest one is that Windows 8 is an OS which can be easily installed in systems ranging right from the Desktop to Laptop to Tablets. And Microsoft has introduced a very interesting interface called Metro, wherein the users can have a metro view or any of their accustomed desktop view with few click or tap. For effective working on tablets, Windows 8 comes with touchscreen design. And above they can work on ARM based processors which are generally seen in Smartphone and tablet regime. These are energy filled processors which work smooth on smaller devices, unlike what we see in Apple 5 and iPad 2. Therefore you will find Windows 8 working with keyboards and Touchscreens regardless of the device you have. Thus Windows 8 can be called as versatile operating system at the moment where the desktops are no longer in the scene.
Everything goes fast with Windows 8
This firebrand OS works fast and performance wise its way ahead than its predecessors. The memory is seen decreasing as you will find it booting in mere eight seconds, while the Metro user interface flashed immediately in no time. The USB 3.0 and Hyper- V also are supported by this new OS. Therefore you find this as slick OS which is as fast as Mac OS X Lion and iOS. Indeed such a speed and instant loading of the apps is really a striking feature of this OS.
Greet the Windows App Store
Windows 8 would encompass an App Store. Don’t be surprised. Yes the same application how you saw in Apple’s iOS App Store, which rocked the tech ecosystem making user crazy about it. This means the developers will have lots of work to do and loads of money to make for writing programs for Windows 8. This has shown an indication that MS has left no stone unturned to hit Apple with including App Store.
The real future lies in Metro and Touch feature
Windows 8 has been designed keeping in mind the Touchscreens. However, it works fine as well with mouse and Keyboard, though Microsoft seems to be flaunting the Metro UI as the future of this OS. That means you can certainly have Windows 8 at your desktop, however, its real charm of this OS occurs when you zoom around the tile interface, enjoying games, launching the Charms bar and working with the device having the Touch use.
With Windows 8 Microsoft has made its message very clear that the company doesn’t want to stick to the Stone Age any more. Since the future is for certainly of computing is mobile. Therefore people will be less who will be hooked to their desktops, rather they will dwell more on these smaller devices or tablets. That’s the way Microsoft is trying its gamble on. If you find Apple acting as a leader in Touch based OS having iOS, the Microsoft is trying to steal the show with making things flawless. The company seems to be making a bet in its forth coming Windows. Indeed they deserve applauds.
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