It is time now to embrace the brand-new Windows 8 though its release date is still not confirmed. No matter you already fall in love with Windows 7 or you still have hatred towards Windows Vista, let us forget it, because Windows 8 is definitely a very exciting thing and has so many differences from the previous versions ever.
We have the first-hand information from Microsoft side about Windows 8 and I can not wait to share some with you.
New and Beautiful User Interface
Metro Style – Windows 8 introduces a new Metro style interface, which shows the information important to you, embodies simplicity, and gives you control.
New Start Screen – The new Start screen gives you a fast way to interact with all of your apps and content.
Touch Keyboard – Windows 8 has two touch keyboards for ultimate mobility and flexibility. An improved, full-sized touch keyboard with larger buttons and a unique thumb keyboard make it easy to use your computer on the go.
One Windows – Many Shapes – Support for ARM-based chipsets, touch, and sensors makes Windows 8 work beautifully on your choice of a full spectrum of devices.
Powered by Apps
Your Apps Come with You – When you sign in with your connected Microsoft account to another PC running Windows 8, your Metro style apps and settings go with you, so it’s just like you’re using your own PC.
Apps can Work Together – Apps can communicate with each other in Windows 8.
Always on and always Connected – Metro style apps run and stay up to date even when the PC is on standby.
Great Apps Right out of the Box – Whether it’s entertainment, getting work done, staying in touch, being informed, or keeping memories, you’ll have the important apps you need.
Internet Explorer 10: the Web by Touch – Metro style Internet Explorer 10 provides a fast and fluid touch-first browsing experiences:
a. Touch browsing, not just browsing on a touch device – Internet Explorer 10, optimized for touch browsing, is built for speed and fluidity.
b. Your sites are at the center – The Metro style interface of Internet Explorer 10 is cleaner and the browser gets out of the way, so the focus is on your favorite sites.
c. Experience a more beautiful web – By taking advantage of Windows and your device’s hardware, IE10 continues the IE9 commitment to loading sites so fast that it feels nearly instantaneous.
Windows Store – The new Windows Store features great apps you might be familiar with and others you’ll love getting to know.
Compatibility – On x86 and x64 PCs, Windows 8 supports Windows 7 desktop applications and devices so you don’t have to compromise or give up what you’re used to.
More for power users – If you want to push the limits of your PC experience, we’ve invested in the features most often used by power users.
a. File management with ease – We’ve enhanced Windows Explorer to make file navigation and common file management tasks straightforward.
b. Task Manager – The new Task Manager is your easy-to-use, all-in-one dashboard for monitoring and controlling your PC so you always know what’s going on with it.
c. Multi-monitor options – Using multiple monitors is more flexible than ever before.
d. Push-Button Reset – Windows 8 comes with a number of options to restore your PC to its original state.
Windows Update – Windows 8 takes care of keeping your computer up to date, including most maintenance activities, without getting in your way.