Microsoft has recently introduced the world with their much anticipated Operating System (OS), Windows 8. Windows 8 is innovative, fast and comes with ample of applications which are huddled in clusters and the fun is all the applications can be operated concurrently. With the launch of Windows 8 Microsoft claims that it will bring some revolutionary changes for Personal Computers (PCs), Laptops and Tablet users. This Tweeter and Facebook generation loves to stay connected with the world all the time and thus, always look for devices or software which is fast, handy and serves their purpose best. Keeping these demands in mind Microsoft has gifted the world the wonderful, super-fast and fun-filled OS Windows 8.
Microsoft’s new mantra is “Everything at Once” and with Windows 8 it is trying to bridge the gap between PCs, laptops and tablets. On the launch of Windows 8 in India Mr. Bhaskar Pramanik , the Chairman representing Microsoft India said that technology has enabled them to use and carry out multiple devices. Thus, it is very clear that with Windows 8 Microsoft aims to merge the functionality of various gadgets into one device with the aid of Cloud.
When it comes to looks Windows 8 is certainly eye-catching and temptingly playful. Windows 8 has swapped the Start Menu with a Start Screen, which exhibits ’live tiles’, a very innovative and important feature of Windows 8, these tiles contains the icons of various applications which are divided into small rectangular tiles and you can change the positions of these tiles by simply dragging them around and if you want you can also customize the tiles either by including or excluding tiles. These tiles keeps updating with latest updates even when not in active use. The tiles are big and very user friendly and are neat, simple and well-organized. Another amusing thing in Windows 8 is, it lets you to have picture password allowing you admittance if touched in a specified way.
Windows 8 also comes up with a new fashion of application named Windows Store apps which is also known as “Metro-style Apps”. However, these apps are designed mainly for the touch-screen devices and have very little possibilities for desktops. Apps like ‘People’ connects you to social networking sites like Facebook and Tweeter and ‘Photo’ app allows you to collect pictures from sites like Facebook and Flickr. Apart from the ‘Photo’ app there are several other apps which allow you to share as many photos and items as you like, almost every application has been provided with sharing options letting you to share anything and everything at anytime. Windows 8 is loaded with several other exciting apps, all the news works fantastically giving the users all the updates from around the world although Calendar here is too simple but functions appropriately. Thus, it can be said that all these apps of this new OS are excellent both in looks and in functioning.
With Windows 8 it is very easy to set up a network, which is of great help for people willing to start group business. People planning for such ventures can take advantage of Windows’ ability of creating “homegroup”. It will let them connect their Windows 8 gizmos with Smartphones, printers or media servers, allowing them to commune and share information with each other.
Another major characteristic of this OS is its machine autonomy. To operate Windows 8 you have to create a Microsoft Account, it is mandatory and once it is done you can use any other Windows 8 gadgets keeping your account settings intact.
Now hearing about this magnificent Operating System if you are feeling sad for your device which runs on Windows 7 or XP then do not worry because Microsoft has announced that PCs or Laptops purchased between 2nd June 2012 till 31st January 2013 can be updated from old versions to the latest version at just Rs.699 and others also can upgrade their system with this latest OS by spending a sum of Rs.1, 999.
Thus, Windows 8 has opened new vistas for several devices and for PCs particularly, its hi-fi apps and its rich and neat look has compelled the users to consider their PCs something more than simple PowerPoint and Internet Browser.