There is a lot of excitement surrounding Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8, which is due to be released on October 26th to the general public and is already in the hands of manufacturers. By all accounts, it is going to be a landmark OS, and is the first Windows to function on both tablets and PCs alike. Because of its increased multi-devise compatibility, and because Windows is the most popular operating system in the world, this debut will have an enormous impact on the tech community, and will revolutionize the computing interface of millions of Microsoft users all across the globe.
So to give you some clues about what to expect from this much-anticipated operating system, here is a look at some of its most impressive features:
- Windows To Go: Lets Windows 8 be quickly and easily used on any compatible laptop, tablet, or hybrid with a USB drive. Great for those who need to work on company files from a personal laptop or home computer.
- Windows App Store: Yes, it’s true. Windows has followed Apple into the app industry, greatly to the benefit of Windows 8. Expect some powerful and innovative apps.
- Metro Style UI: This impressive and visually stunning new user interface is probably one of the best features of Microsoft’s latest operating system.
- Security Upgrade: The powerful Windows Defender makes PC security better than ever before.
But these are hardly the only perks of Windows 8. We can also look forward to cloud-computing support, lightening fast booting, Internet Explorer 10, always-on apps that won’t interfere with processing speed, and a streamlined system designed to run on a mere 300 MB of RAM for optimal efficiency.
The design team at Microsoft has truly outdone themselves this time around, and the beta versions that have been pre-released are proof that the Windows 8 user interface easily rivals the much-celebrated sleekness of Apple’s iOS. But unlike iOS, the new Windows app icons will be fluid and completely customizable, contributing to an improved and highly versatile home screen experience. Without being opened, app icons will display news tickers and be resizable, so that users can quickly create an aesthetically pleasing and useful home screen app mosaic.
One look at the new Windows 8 technology, and you’ll wonder how we will ever be able to live without it. Clearly, Microsoft has given us a lot to look forward to.
Author: Jenny B is a big fan of technology and so is the rest of the team at Ladbrokes Games Online; The question now is will you choose Windows 8?
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