Microsoft Windows 8 is the latest release of Microsoft Corporation. The final version is still officially not released as of today, and currently users can use the Windows beta version. This version of Windows is user friendlier than any other previous versions. It is mainly developed for computers and laptops, supporting touch screen features. Though, it can be easily used in traditional computers and laptops, as well. Let us take a look at the features of upcoming windows 8.
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Windows 8 generally has been developed for the tablets. However, it supports both x86 based computers and Arm Tablets. Windows 8 is an upgraded version of Windows 7. However, Microsoft has applied an animation-enabled user interface in the last Windows version. You can move to go through, tapping to zoom on icons.
Tiles-based User Interface:
Windows 8 is something new that we actually see in the latest smart phones and web pages. In Windows 8, tiles are used in place of desktop icons. It keeps you updated of all the current events happening around. For example, tiles applied for social networking always shows you all the latest updates of social networking site, while the other tiles applied for a weather report keeps you notified of the weather forecast at the same time.
Multi tasking has been made easy for use in Windows 8. You can use two apps side-by-side at the same time. To toggle, you need to swap from the left of the screen. There is a new option to resize the display area for app by dragging the bar of the app. Though, you cannot see all your running apps on a single screen in Windows 8.
This is another new tool introduced in Windows 8. It has replaced the Start menu bar of the previous Windows versions. You can take up Charm by swiping from the right side on tablets. On a standard personal computer, you would have to draw the mouse on the bottom left corner where Start icon was used to be located.
Windows 8 Control Panel:
The control panel of Windows 8 has been redesigned. It includes newly added options such as Personalize, Users, Wireless, Notifications, General, Search, Privacy, and Share. As the metro style apps are available, everyone can customize the start menu with tiles for apps.
Windows 8 runs with Internet Explorer 10, which is fast, user friendly and can be used for touch navigation. New Windows version has got terrific hardware acceleration, comes along with rapid, gesture based zoom and many other options.
Two touch Keyboard:
Another feature that Windows 8 comes with two touch keyboards. One is traditional keyboard, and another one is a thumb keyboard for non-touch typist. Typing has been made faster and more accurate on a virtual keyboard. When you press on an alphabet, you will get the word suggestions and select one from there. There is spellchecker available that, unlike previous versions, corrects the miss-spelled words automatically.