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Showing posts with label Windows 8. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows 8. Show all posts

March 3, 2012

Windows 8 consumer preview new features

We have already got Windows 8 developer preview but it is having limitations for upgrading such that you cannot upgrade it to full Windows 8 operating system. Moreover, once you did installation in virtual environment then it becomes difficult for you to uninstall it but it seems that Windows 8 consumer preview will overhauled such issues. Get ready with your testing and downloading tools because it is will released soon. Do not get confused with term "Windows 8 beta", it is same as Windows 8 consumer preview and both these terms can be used interchangeably at many websites. 

You can easily download Windows 8 consumer preview from official Microsoft Website.

Get ready with virtual box or any other software that maintains virtual environment in your system and then install the Windows 8 consumer preview in same way, as you did with Windows 8 developer preview. Install it on virtual software as to avoid installing of Windows repeatedly. 

Windows 8 consumer preview new features

Microsoft knows Windows 8 consumer preview will got huge response in comparison to Windows 8 developer preview which was registered 500,00 downloads in under 24 hours. This time, people are more anxious to experience Windows 8 consumer preview test drive in Windows 7 system. Before that you need to features and what's new in Windows 8 consumer preview? 

New Metro UI interface

It is first version of Microsoft Windows in history of Windows which is using tablet based Metro UI interface. It offers complete new version built on Windows 8 with interface designed for finger touch. The main focus has been put on Windows 8 design which was concept of Windows phone 7. It is like live tiles which automatically make dynamic variations and push notification options into traditional desktop. Its live tiles are so much impressive to touch and feel and it is referred as Metro UI.

Windows 8 app store and fun apps

Windows 8 consumer preview comes with nine pre-installed apps for camera, mail, messaging, people, photos, videos, calendar, Skydrive and music. It includes enchanting message support which enable text message for Windows Live connectivity. It is also believe that Microsoft will provide integrated support of Skype for its users. Moreover, it is expected that Windows store which have many apps based on Skype. Microsoft Windows store is same like Apple store but the difference comes in apps. The another good thing is Xbox live connectivity in Windows 8 operating system which is fully dependent on cloud based services and digital content delivery systems. Instead of this, games like Valve Steam will be included in Windows 8 app store with its fastest and updated version.

Fast booting start and shutdown speed

As far as hybrid booting and shut down speed of Windows 8 consumer preview is concerned then it is very much fastest and speedy in comparison to Windows 7 Pc's. It is 70 percent much faster than Windows 7 operating system. Moreover, it is less prone to Blue screen of Death and other issues.

Removal of Windows start Button

Once upon a time, the icon which ruled the world through its functions and support are overhauled in Windows 8 consumer preview. It is no doubt that new things will be there in Windows 8 consumer preview like killing of start button, dividing OS for ARM and x86 tablets and PC's and new ribbon interface. Microsoft has also started using kinect for image processing to provide full accessibility to disabled people.


Windows 8 new Bing homepage

What’s new in Windows 8 consumer preview?
Through Windows 8 consumer preview, Microsoft wants to use Bing as a reference to make Bing alive again. For making this possible, Windows 8 consumer preview has used a special landing page for Bing search engine. This special Bing page includes HTML video of a betta fish swimming across the screen. The fish is representing Microsoft beta or Microsoft consumer preview version. It is considered to be main change in web accessibility. The video depicting new browser interface, cloud services, Windows 8 blog, Windows store, Windows Dev center and frequently asked questions. If you willing to experience new special Bing Homepage then go to Windows 8 Bing page which is given on Microsoft websites.

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March 2, 2012

Difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8

Microsoft Windows has already demonstrated Windows 8 preview of its new features in Microsoft conference Build. Though, it is the fact that the shown demonstrations are not yet completed. There are some key differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 which are given here below-

If we talk about Windows 7 operating system, then no doubt it is good operating system to experience. It is among second best OS liked by the world after the Windows XP. Windows 7 includes many fabulous features which are creating history but no doubt, it also has some troublesome which is making people think of switching to Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 on the other hand, has been tried to be the operating system for tablets to televisions. Microsoft Windows has already ruled the desktops and laptops and its next target is tablets, ultra books and televisions. 

The differences which Microsoft Windows brings to Windows 8 in comparison to Windows 7 are as follows-

Windows Touch friendly features

The main difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 comes with its metro style interface that provides live title of rectangle shape which has replaced the icon pattern in Windows 8. In Windows 7 operating system, software shortcuts are in the form of icons. As far as the touch interface is concerned then Windows 7 supports touch interface but not that much, what was expected. So, Windows 8 comes with true touch interface for Metro style apps. It is fast way of accessing data by using an improved on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition.

Windows ARM processor support

Windows 7 is fully compatible and supportive for x86 processors which is build for traditional home computers but the hint of Windows 8 operating system has changed this current scenario such that Windows 8 offers support for devices running on ARM processor. ARM processor designs are used for growing number of devices. Microsoft Windows is excited to implement ARM processor in its upcoming devices.

Windows based cloud computing

Earlier, it was not possible to store large amount of data on servers but cloud computing have made it possible. Windows 7 is not representing cloud based services but Windows 8 does. We know that Microsoft Windows will come with central cloud integration in Windows 8 operating system. It is representing synchronized data for a Skydrive which interface settings between PC's browsing and other photos which is being shared among multiple platforms.

Windows based apps store

Windows 8 operating system introduces new app store in which different apps is implemented for various devices and settings on right of the screen. The settings section includes contextual apps like volume, brightness, restart and power options. You can share content, links, app reviews, contacts, metro apps, facebook and twitter applications with your friends or colleagues. Windows 8 store offers both desktop apps and ecosystem for developers. On the other hand, Windows 7 OS is missing all these features.

Windows Start button replaced

On one side, Windows 8 is inheriting Windows 7 features like using same tile interface as used in Windows Phone 7 but on the other hand Windows 8 hints to Windows start button replacement. It is creating flexibility such that only best possible outputs are selected from Windows 7 and others are considered on basis of future predication.

Multiple monitors support in Windows

Microsoft announced that customers can use more than one monitor to connect with Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 PC management allows customers to use multiple monitors at same time. It means Windows 8 offers flexibility by allowing start screen at one monitor and desktop in another. Customer can also choose taskbar on both screens with different icons on each monitor. Moreover, you can play with background images as well by changing it separate on each monitor. Such support is not available with Windows 7 operating system.
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how to download windows 8 for free

Want to download and experience Windows 8 operating system into your laptop, PC or tablet. Do not worry; we have got Windows 8 operating system for you. Firstly, you need to know about Windows 8 operating system. checkout below system requirements for windows 8 

"You can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview using Windows Setup which includes an optimized download and built-in tools for creating an ISO or bootable flash drive. Alternatively, you can directly download an ISO image. "

Windows 8 consumer preview free download
Right now, Microsoft has not released official Windows 8 version but still we have free trial version for you. It is Windows 8 developer preview which is available for free download at Microsoft official website. You can visit the Microsoft official website and download free Windows 8 developer preview but as mentioned above that Windows 8 developer preview is having some problems so it is better to go with Windows 8 consumer preview. 

It has been announced from Microsoft that Windows 8 consumer preview will be public on 29th February 2012 at Spain. So, till now, you are not provided with an option to download free Windows 8 consumer preview. Windows 8 consumer preview free download will be coming soon after 29th February 2012.
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Windows 8 developer preview system requirements
Before downloading Windows 8 developer preview, you need to know hardware and system requirements of Windows 8 operating system. For Windows 8 developer preview, requirements are given below-

*1 Gigahertz or more for 32 bit or 64 bit processor

1 GB RAM for 32-bit or 2 GB RAM for 64 bit
16 GB hard disk storage for 32 bit or 20 GB for 64 bit
Multi-touch support screen
Screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater
DirectX 9 Graphics device
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