Recently, one of the leading computer Operating System developer – Microsoft has unveiled the future of Windows. It is the follow up of today’s Windows 7 and is codenamed “Windows 8”. And to quote what the Microsoft’s president said, “We reimagined Windows […] from the chipset to the user experience,” said Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Live Division President in his keynote, “Windows 8 brings a new range of capabilities without compromise.”
We all know that there is a great number of Windows users than any other operating in this world. As a matter of fact, I checked the statistics of this blog and found out that 89% of pageviews comes from Windows users. (I just don’t know what exactly their OS version.) And releasing a new and fresh version of Windows in the middle of “technological race of this time” will really have a great impact to us. So what now are the newest and revolutionary features of Windows 8?
Check all screenshots and videos on this post for more details. First of all, they are bragging about its newly overhauled User Interface (UI) which is even optimized for low-powered devices such as tablets. They call it “Metro Style” which works great for mouse or touch.
|Locked screen showing unread email and other apps notifications|
Another nice feature was its performance. Windows 8 delivers improvements in performance, security, privacy and system reliability. Windows 8 reduces the memory footprint needed – even on the lowest-end hardware – leaving more room for your apps. There are some reports that Windows 8 will be more resource efficient than Windows 7. It means lower system requirements. That’s good!
|Start screen showing content and installed applications|
Also, there will be a Windows Store that will allow developers to sell their apps anywhere Windows is sold worldwide, whether they’re creating new games or familiar productivity tools. Yeah, it sounds like the Google Chrome Webstore, Apple iTunes Store, Android Market and many other.
|“Metro Style” User Interface, great for touch screen as well as mouse and keyboard|
The Windows 8 operating system will have a great compatibility with a large variety of hardware not to mention that it will have a faster boot-up speed. On the other hand, here are some Windows 8 hands-on videos on tablets:
“Windows 8 Tablet Developer Preview” by Thisismynextvideo of Youtube
Windows 8 Tablet hands-on prateekiitr60 of Youtube
Windows 8 system requirements is almost the same with Windows 7’s. So friends, what can you say about the WIndows 8? Your comments will be very much appreciated.