Windows 8 – Microsoft windows are GUI based operating systems formulated by Microsoft. It creates

a great revolution in Personal Computer market sweep over Mac operating systems. Microsoft windows

are the most used OS’s all over the world. Every time this was the challenge for Microsoft to satisfy their

users by providing exceptionally well features and services in their next version of windows.

Windows 8

The most contemporary client variant of window is Windows 7; the latest mobile variant is Windows

Phone 7.5 and the recent server variant of window is Windows server 2012. After the successive

launch of Windows 7 on July 22, 2009, it has done exceptionally good job and satisfy their users

by providing some more advance features and excellent performance. Microsoft always tries and

working constantly to provide their users a favorable improvement in their upcoming versions of

Windows operating systems. Now Microsoft is going to launch their latest window based operating

system “Windows 8” on October 26, 2012. Microsoft has officially announced the launch of their

latest operating system “Windows 8” on upcoming Thursday. You can now download the developer

preview of Windows 8 available in pre-beta variant as Microsoft launch Windows 8 earlier variant on

a prototype tablet. To download developer version for free CLICK HERE

The developer variant has 3 different packages –

  • 32-bit version,
  • 64-bit version with developer tools
  • 64-bit version without developer tools.

Microsoft Windows 8 Features –

Microsoft Windows 8 is the latest version of Windows formulated by Microsoft, will be available on

October 26, 2012.  Obviously it is the happiest news for all Windows lovers. Windows 8 is considered

as the most aspiring project of Microsoft Corporation.

Windows 8 provides highly attractive windows features, security features and a new interface design

to their users. It is considered as the complete version of Window Operating System as it is compatible

with PC’s, Tablets and Touch screen Devices.

Now according to the Microsoft’s Windows 8 Developer Preview Guide, Windows 8 comprise “support

for ARM-based chipsets, touch, and sensors make Windows 8 work beautifully on your choice of a

full spectrum of devices, such as 10-inch slates with all-day battery life, ultra lightweight laptops, and

powerful all-in-ones with 27-inch high-definition screens.”

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New User Interface –

Windows 8 Start Screen

Windows 8 occupy a new user interface called Metro.The previous Windows Start Menu is replaced by

the brand new Start Screen which is very much collateral to Window phones.The windows Start Screen

shows customizable applications and desktop programs. Now to access the system functionality and

apps, a vertical toolbar is provided with the window known as Charms Bar. Drag and Drop facility is

provided with the Windows 8 Start Screen.

Windows Store Apps –

Windows 8 Apps Store

Microsoft invents a new type of application in Windows 8 known as Windows Store Apps. Windows Store

Apps allow all the developers to distribute apps for the use in the Windows 8 surroundings. Windows Store

Apps are primarily known as “Metro- Style Apps”. It also allow users to browse windows related programs

and applications.

Cloud computing in Windows 8 –

Windows 8 Sky Drive

According to the Microsoft Official Blog “Windows 8 will be attached to Microsoft’s SkyDrive” allowing users

to access their digitally stored data and information through Windows 8 on their PC’s, Laptops and Smart

phone’s. SkyDrive cloud storage service also allows apps to store the files directly to SkyDrive.

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Important Key Features –

1) Internet Explorer version 10 is appended as both a desktop program and the touch optimized app.

2) Windows 8 also includes two brand new authentication techniques; first is the Picture Password and

second is Pin Log In.

3) Windows 8 now support  USB 3.0 genetically.

4) In order to improve the usability the Windows 8 Task Manager is modified and modernized which

provides a wonderful appearance to the Windows Task Manager.

5) The windows defender now has all the Anti-virus capabilities so there is no need to install any

anti-virus to your systems.


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System requirements for Windows 8 –

  • Processor : Minimum 1GHz
  • Ram : 1GB RAM for 32- bit OS and 2GB RAM for 64-bit OS
  • Hard Disk Space: 16GB for 32-bit and 20GB for 64-bit
  • Graphics Card: Microsoft DirectX 9 with WDDM Driver
  • Internet Access: For Internet Access ISP charges might apply