Windows 8 is now available for purchase by Windows computer users who are running Windows Vista or Windows 7. This all despite the fact that many PC users have not even upgraded to Windows 7 yet. For those of you who are interested in Windows 8 and intend to upgrade soon, here are a few facts about Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system.
It has an innovative New User Interface
When you use Windows 8 for the first time, the first thing you will notice is the dramatic change of the standard interface. Windows 8 utilizes Microsoft’s new Metro interface. Instead of the familiar icons all Windows users have grown used to since Windows 95, you will find “live tiles” on your screen. These customizable tiles are intended to show real-time data from applications like email, social media (such as Facebook and Twitter), and instant messaging.
Windows 8 is available for laptops, tablets and desktops
With the emergence and the quick development of tablets, Apple and Android are dominating the mobile computing market and have won a lot of users from Microsoft. Also, it’s a fact that the number of tablet users is growing rapidly. Now Microsoft is trying to catch up to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android in the mobile market, especially in the tablet segment. Windows 8 is an attempt, which is suitable for tablets and desktops. In order to work on a tablet, windows 8 has been designed for touch screens and runs on ARM-based processors, which are common in mobile devices.
Windows 8 is much faster
Every new product on technology world is supposed to be faster than the last one. So yes, everything in windows 8 is supposed to be faster than windows 7. The memory footprint has been reduced, the boot time has been decreased and the Metro UI launches apps almost instantly. The OS also supports USB 3.0 and Hyper-V. Windows 8 boots up in less than eight seconds, you will be surprised by how quickly it starts up or runs apps.
Windows 8 unveils new mobile apps.
If you like to stay ahead of the curve, Windows 8 is a great upgrade solutions for all of the new features it presents to PC users. If you’re still running Windows Vista, perhaps you should consider upgrading straight to Windows 8. It is sure to win over many PC users with its increased simplicity and entirely new interface.