Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Some interesting Facts on Windows 8


  • Windows 8 is the code name given to next release of Windows.
  • Windows 8 introduces a new user interface specifically for Touch, also supports keyboard and Mouse. Its called Metro Style UI.
  • Just like the Start button, Start menu in earlier version of Windows, Windows 8 has Start Screen which houses different apps in the form of tiles. Some tiles are Live
  • You can switch to desktop with Desktop App
  • Windows 8 has 2 Touch keyboards – Full size Touch keyboard and Split thumb keyboard.
  • The keyboard layout automatically adjusts to the Windows language chosen.
  • Language settings automatically apply to whole computer rather than specific programs
  • Supports ARM based chipset
  • Fast boot times, boots in 8 sec
  • Metro Style Apps can adapt to various form factor, from slates to huge monitors.
  • Metro style Apps can work on x86, x64 and ARM
  • Windows 8 requires a 1024 x 768 minimum resolution for Metro style apps
  • You can login to Windows 8 in different methods apart from Local user account- Log on to Windows using Windows Live ID (any email account), using PIN or using picture password
  • There’s Windows Store to get different Apps.
  • You can install your purchased Apps on upto 5 Windows 8 PCs.
  • Windows 8 comes with Internet Explorer 10 optimized for Touch browsing.
  • Multi-monitor support has been enhanced. can display Start Screen on one Monitor and Desktop on another.
  • Display different backgrounds on each monitor or stretch the background image across both
  • Can have duplicate or unique task bars on each monitor.
  • Secured Boot makes it more resistant to low level attack. Windows authenticates boot components to prevent attack during boot  
  • Windows Developer Preview is a Evaluation Copy and it expires on 3/12/2012 5:29AM . (12th Mar 2012) Just run Winver.exe to check.

       …………………To be continued….. Will add some more later.

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