Windows 8 Features

11 Features of Windows 8

Windows 8 is the latest release of the Windows operating system, produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs.

  • Sept 2011 to may 2012
    Release of 3 pre-release versions
  • August 1 2012
    Released to manufacturing
  • October 26, 2012
    Released for general availability

Windows 8 Editions

  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows RT (Tablet & Mobile Focused OS)

11 New Features in Windows 8

We’ve reimagined Windows and we’ve reimagined the whole PC industry – Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO

  • Speedy Boot Time & Performance Improvement
  • Multiple Data Storage Devices
  • Windows to Go
  • Unified Extensible FIrmware Interace (UEFI)
  • SkyDive
  • Hyper-V Client
  • User-Friendly Print & Search Operations
  • Metro UI & Touch Mode
  • New Task Manager
  • Solutions for Cyber Security
  • Internet Explorer 10

Windows 8 Usage On Various Devices

  • Laptops 57.4%
  • Desktop 36.9%
  • Tablets 5.3%
  • 17 Seconds Windows 8 Startup – Windows 8 boosts 55.26& faster than Windows 7.

Windows 8 By The Numbers

  • 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in less than a week.
  • 1.24 Billion Hours of testing by developers and beta testers
  • 109 Languages will be supported in the new Windows Store
  • 39.99 USD for a Windows 8 upgrade

Pros & Cons of Windows 8

  • Windows 8 Pros
  • Works on even 1.4GHz Processor
  • Tons of apps to choose from in Windows Store
  • Runs on desktops, laptops, tablets and mobile phones
  • Supports 3G/4G

Windows 8 Cons

  • Mobile Centric Design
  • Location Access maybe granted to Windows 8 apps
  • Involves a steep learning curve
  • No system tray

Windows 8 Features

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