Oct 21, 2012

Things to know about Windows 8

Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system arrives this week. You can download Windows 8 from Microsoft’s website on Friday, Oct. 26

Windows 8 flavors:
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows RT

The minimum system requirements for Windows 8 are:
1GHz or faster processor
1GB of RAM (32-bit version) or 2GB of RAM (64-bit version)
16GB of free space on your hard drive (32-bit) or 20GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device

I've tried to break down as much as possible to note points where Microsoft has improved its latest OS. So here it is, take as much as you can.
Windows 8 Features:
New Start screen
Settings looks are same as Windows 7
cloud connected [SkyDrive]
new language for touch (for touch interface devices such as tablets and mobiles)
Built-in apps
New Internet Explorer V.10
Improved BitLocker
Better Protected with Windows Defender
Extensible and compatible with existing frameworks
DirectX graphics
Hyper-V [Virtualization solution]

This is how the Windows 8 works in your life

And finally here's a look at Windows 8 showcased at CES 2012, which shows all its efficiency.

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