“Windows 8″ is the next version of Microsoft’s operating system which is a fundamental departure, intended mostly for touch screens. It is not still launched almost a complete release preview version is prepared to be launched in June this year, although its Beta version (or customer preview) has already been launched on February 2012.
Difference between the Consumer Preview and Release Preview has not been revealed officially yet. It can be anything like a stronger SkyDrive integration, the availability many of the paid cloud storing upgrades etc.
Windows 8 will have two editions: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. For many customers, Windows 8 will be the right select. It will comprise all the features like an updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, improved multi-monitor support and the capability to switch languages on the move, which is currently only available in case of Enterprise or Ultimate editions of Windows. For China and other developing markets, it will provide a local language-only edition of Windows 8.
Windows 8 as compared to the earlier ones:
Basically, Windows 8 will work on both tablets and old-fashioned PCs. The OS’s home screen is packed with large, touchable panels, but beneath that touchy layer is the bare old Windows, with a taskbar, file manager, desktop icons and all.
Working of the touch interface:
From what is called the start menu, which shows simple info like time and sound options, users can swipe it up to disclose the home screen and its tiles. Same as the Windows Phone 7, apps can display some info within the tiles. Lifting from the right bezel brings up a menu that takes users back to the home screen.
Users can multitask between open apps by switching across from the left bezel. And here is the coolest-looking piece of Windows 8: When switching in a new app, users can put it in place next to the app that is presently executing. This lets users to view two apps at the same time; something that no present tablet OS can do.
Working of the Windows 8 apps:
About the existing Windows apps:
Will legacy apps run on Windows PCs running on ARM chips?
Windows RT is the latest fellow of the Windows family – also called Windows on ARM or WOA. This sole edition will only be pre-installed on PCs or tablets PCs driven by ARM processors and will help empower new thin and lightweight system factors with remarkable battery life. It will contain fully touch optimized desktop versions of the new Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
It is possible that Windows RT devices will be limited to the touch-based user interface in Windows 8, but Microsoft hasn’t declared anything till now. In fact, it recently denied claims made by Intel administrative about which apps will be compatible on these Windows machines. They said to assume that it is nearly impossible for any version of Windows RT to be compatible with apps from Windows XP, Vista or 7. Microsoft said that the above statements were “precisely incorrect and inappropriately misleading,” but still it didn’t clarify the stuff with any details. In other words, the question is still unanswered…
This is all about the future of Windows OS you all are going to experience. But in my view a Windows 8 feature are very awesome and is worth trying…
Stay tuned for more.