Microsoft has been very busy developing. Windows Phone Mango which was well received by tech experts from all the world. Following on its back is the much talked about Metro style Windows 8 which is set to change computing interface for good. With the new interface you can interact “live apps” multi tasking effortlessly as you switch between your social networks, videos and normal computing apps like Microsoft Office etc. If you to preview the software find it here @ MSDN.
Metro style is makes it easier for touch based computing and is also at with home with the mouse and keyboard as well.
Windows 8 is set to be a very powerful platform as it will be the first proper attempt by Microsoft at bringing a package that has an app store included in the operating system. The introduction of the Windows app store will make it easier to access/market apps and shutting out many dangerous programs.
Tablets are expected to continue to get more powerful and gain market share over the next few years. Some people are already satisfied with a smartphone and a tablet for their computing needs. With rise of green technology and ideologies, combined with huge interest in the technology from students, means Windows 8 is being introduced at the right time.
Launched in September 2011 at the Los Angeles developers preview, Windows 8 has taken a lot of ideas from mobile computing with an integrated notification center showing you unread emails, social media and any other app notifications. You can easily move media and files from different cloud services to your local drive with the integrated feed.
Internet explorer 10 also looks quite user-friendly, cuter and very revolutionary.
Windows 8 is also optimized for apps and its easier to sync devices from cloud services like Skydrive with Metro style apps.
A reduced memory footprint meaning just like Linux Windows 8 will make it possible to run it from Flash Drive or a USB a feature they have code-named Windows To Go.
Minimum requirements 1GB processor, 16 GB free Hard drive space and if you want use Metro Apps then you will need a 1080 by 768.
Support for ARM based chips as well as x86 meaning it will run on a variety of devices like laptops, tablets, desktops and even PC’s with mouse and keyboard.