Windows 8 is the New Version of Windows after Windows 7. The Windows 8 Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. Microsoft has implemented a new strategy of getting direct feedback from the customers which will prove to be one of the milestones in the success of Microsoft Corporation. We can hope that Microsoft Windows 8 Final Release will be one of the best operating system of Microsoft. I think when Microsoft must Launch Embedded Version of Windows for Desktops and Laptops. This will prove to be a milestone.
Here I have listed some of the features of Windows 8 (Source : Wikipedia) :
- Windows 8 will contain a new user interface based on Microsoft’s design language named Metro. With the new change, the Start Menu was replaced in favor for the new Start Screen, where there are tiles that contain shortcuts to applications, Metro style applications, and updating tiles, similar to Windows Phone.
- A new authentication method allows users to sketch in three different places over the picture to login, instead of typing a password.
- Windows Explorer now uses a ribbon interface, similar to those used in Microsoft Office applications.
- Another feature expected to be introduced in Windows 8 is USB 3.0 support.
- Windows 8 will come with Windows Store, an online market place for buying, selling, and advertising applications.
- Windows 8 can be run from a USB-connected drive, such as a flash drive. This feature is called Windows To Go.
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