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The Windows 8 review: The latest offering from Microsoft

23 September 2012 919 views No Comment

Windows 8

Windows 8

The Windows 8 has been finally released for the IT professionals and developers. Soon enough, it will be available for the large and small businesses. The common people will have to wait till October, when Windows 8 upgrades.

In this article, we will review the Windows 8 from inside out. If you have tested the beta version of the Windows 8, then it will not surprise you one bit. The changes in the new and final version aren’t exactly very prominent, except for the fact that Aero Glass transparency has been removed from the desktop windows. Also, the Do Not Track (DNT) has been enabled.

Windows 8 to the newbie

The Windows 8 is a revolutionary Windows and is now touch screen feature enabled. It has been specifically designed for tablets and conventional computers.

If you haven’t completely used Windows 8 up till now, then this article will walk you through it.

The latest Windows 8 is refined and polished and gives peak performance, than the one in the beta version. No corners have been cut.

Now, the Modern UI styled applications such as mail, messaging and calendar are much more refined and crafted than before. It is much sleeker, stylish ad optimum at performance. But, Microsoft says there is room for more improvement and thus, it will keep updating them regularly. Before, they were frustrating and useless. So, now Microsoft isn’t going in circles exactly.

Run the Windows 8

1: But, do note that that Windows 8 will only run on x86 and x64 computers and there is no telling that it will run on ARM devices at all. Up till now, there hasn’t been any evidence.

2: This is due to the fact that ARM devices are made that way. Also, the Windows 8 will not operate on tablets working on Android either.

3: As mentioned above, the Windows 8 is same as the RTM version, the start screen is the same and so is the touch gestures. Also, the built in windows tools such as Task Manager and File Explorer are same.

4: Most of the applications available in the Windows store will run on Windows 8 and Microsoft Corporation has confirmed that it will provide Flash pretty soon for Windows 8.

5: Still, we have to see the Windows 8 in action though as its performance and battery power remains to be checked out.

Windows 8

Windows 8

6: The promised battery power for HD video and connected standby is terrific as it can stand up to 409 and 13 hours.

7: You can run the Microsoft Office 2013 Customer Preview and it runs on the x86 computers. It has a Windows Media Center, which will be available in the final version.

8: The running requirements for the Windows 8 are the same as that of Windows 7. Some requirements are added for Win RT applications.

9: You will need a 1 GHz processor or high central processing unit and 1 GB of RAM.  You will need 2 GB for 64 bit system.

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