Windows Operating System: Windows 8 Released

Warm Regards to Microsoft! Upon their much awaited Windows operating system, Windows 8. Production of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor way back in 2009. It was first announced at CES 2011, and followed by three pre-release versions from September 2011 to may 2012. The OS was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012 and is scheduled for availability on October 26, 2012 customers can upgrade starting from $39.99. The launch event to the tech world was conceived as the biggest Windows release ever.

Windows 8 - Intro

The new OS is upgraded with noteworthy changes to the platform. The changes focus on improving user experience on tablets, using new technologies such aas USB3.0, UEFI firmware, NFC, Cloud Computing, low power ARM architecture, etc. It also bundles new security features such as malware filtering, in-built antivirus, some digitally signing in features, and other performance features. It also packs some services such as Xbox music, Videos, Games, Skype. All Windows 8 users will also get goodies like unlimited music streaming via Xbox Music, surely these goodies are free.

The OS also introduces a new interface based off Microsoft’s Metro design language, the interface features a new start screen with a grid of tiles to represent apps, and yes these apps do update dynamically, all this with a new app for touchscreen input.

Speakers came in with good statistics, stating that they expect around 400 million PCs to go on windows 8 out of the 670 million compatible PCs. Good amount of emphasis was on the touch aspect, it does support mouse and keyboard bt was eventually designed as a touch only OS.

Windows 8 Launched

Finally Windows 8 is much faster than its predecessor in every aspect, the new UI is contemporary but hold a refreshed Windows 7 appearance.

 

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