Dear readers , Windows 8 has more than three hundred new features. Here , i have mentioned just a few of them : -
* The load and boot up speed has improved significantly over Windows’ predecessors. This is partly due to the better resource allocations to applications and the system.
* It supports for both x86 PCs as well as ARM tablets:
* This is Touch-centric and has Tiles-based User Interface .
* You can see a new implementation of the traditional Windows start bar that is ‘charms’ . Charms can also be used to quickly configure settings for any individual applications. Microsoft recently applied for a trademark on charms. The charms sidebar offers five sets of options, supporting both app-specific settings as well as system settings , for example… volume and brightness. The options include Start, Search, Share, Devices, and Settings. The “Start” option returns the user to the home screen. The “Devices” option presents a list of connected devices.the “Share” option, users can see social network sharing applications.
* It facilitates with ‘Snap multitasking” which is designed to make it easy to run two apps in Windows 8 side-by-side, to resize them, and to switch between them. You can make an application smaller or larger by dragging the bar for that application. To switch between apps in Windows 8, you swipe from the left-hand part of the screen.
* Microsoft has also redesigned the control panel . New options include Personalize, General, Privacy, Users, Wireless, Notifications, Search, and Share.
* The Internet Explorer 10 browser inbuilt with Windows 8 is designed to offer faster browsing through greater hardware acceleration, along with rapid gesture-based zoom, pan, and Web site navigation.
* Windows 8 also contains two soft keyboards :- an “enhanced” traditional keyboard, plus a new thumbs keyboard for non-touch typists.
Microsoft also provides a spellcheck-like feature designed to automatically correct mistyped words – although like any other spellchecker, this feature carries the potential to cause its own errors.
* Windows 8 also introduces ‘Enhanced Copy Experience’. It has got the ability to perform all current copy operations into a single dialog box, instead of requiring you to perform file copying in separate dialog boxes for each application.
The new dialog box for file copying lets you pause, resume, and stop each sopy operation currently under way. It will also warn you if you’re beginning to copy one version of a file on top of another.
* It is facilitated with Native USB 3.0 Support
* Windows 8 has brought increased support for multiple monitors. You can also stretch wallpaper across two monitors, or display the Start screen on one PC and the desktop on the other, for instance.
It’s also easy to switch between multiple monitors. The primary monitor has a start button, and the secondary monitor has a switcher button. Clicking or tapping on the switcher button will swap it out for the start button, allowing you to turn the secondary monitor into the primary one.
* just Similar to Windows To Go, the new Windows 8 will provide Windows Live syncing, such that users can login on any Windows 8 PC with ‘Live ID’ and get back their own personalized settings on it. The desktop will look the same every time the user login on a PC with their Windows Live account. Migrating to a new PC is made easier when the user has all the essential settings synced.
let’s see the Minimum hardware requirements for Windows 8 :–
Architecture IA-32 (32-bit) x86-64 (64-bit)
Processor 1 GHz (with PAE, NX and SSE2 support)
Memory (RAM) 1 GB 2 GB
Graphics Card DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Storage 16 GB 20 GB