Windows 8 OS Expectations
Windows based Operating Systems are used by more than 80% people in the world. It is a gigantic task for Microsoft to launch new versions at regular intervals to keep track of the changes in various spheres like hardware, software, changing lifestyles and business models.
Even though Mac and Linux try to take share of OS, they are only to the extent of 8% and 5% and their growth is at the same pace especially in the past two years. 2011 picks up in consumption of mobile OS users to the extent of 1.2% by the end of 2011 from 0.7% at the beginning of 2011.
Boot Windows 8 from USB
Windows 8 will bring a number of enhancements in User Interface, Windows Application Store and security measures. It is the first OS to offer support for both traditional (x32, x64 and x86) personal computers and ARM based processors for both PC and tablets.
A new feature called ‘Windows to go’ allows you to boot from USB 2.0 or 3.0 devices. The only exception is that you cannot hibernate in USB mode. It is a great boon for employees and administrators to move from one computer to another computer provided you work on Windows 7 and upwards.
The session remains as long as the drive is connected and will reinstate if connected within 60 seconds.
Coming to the changes made in user interface (UI), it can be told as an addition of animated layer on top of the current windows 7 UI. Tile based UI will let you catch the latest live information from any application without opening the application.
This is a new concept and of course, the required arrangements might have been done in OS to achieve this feature by running applications on a continuous basis and preserving the latest information in the background. It is possible to access all the applications available in Windows 7.
Windows 8 Loaded with Interesting Changes
Windows 8 introduces new implementation of Start Bar through ‘Charms’. Charms let you make changes for applications and system as well. It includes options on start, share, search, devices and settings. You can find social networking applications under share option.
Although it is not possible to see all the running programs at a time on the screen, using ‘snap multi-tasking’ feature, you can set two applications side by side so that switching between applications is made easy. You will get a renewed look of Control Panel in Windows 8. New options are included in personalization, search, share, notifications, users and privacy settings.
Windows 8 will be provided with IE 10 that helps you access web pages at a faster pace and offers better navigational features. In addition to the traditional keyboard, you can work with virtual keypad along with supportive spell checker. Better features are provided in the way you copy files and control files so that it is possible to avoid duplication.
A special graph is provided showing the amount of data copied and is still remaining. With support for USB 3.0, you will be able to achieve dross two monitor like first 50% appears on the first screen and another 50% on the second screen.
Overall, it will be an interesting experience for developers, end users, hardware manufacturers and for businesses to witness the new Windows 8 Operating System. ata transfer rates of more than 10 times that happens on USB 2.0.
A multitude of advanced features are incorporated in the way you connect two monitors and use. No more requirement of addition of drivers to support this functionality. It is possible to stretch the screen shot across two monitor like first 50% appears on the first screen and another 50% on the second screen.
Overall, it will be an interesting experience for developers, end users, hardware manufacturers and for businesses to witness the new Windows 8 Operating System.