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Features to Be Present in Windows 8

April 10, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 136

Windows is the most widely used operating system in the world and this makes it essential and really challenging for Microsoft to keep its users satisfied and comfortable with every new release of Windows. The next release from Microsoft is Windows 8 which will be a big step in terms of enhanced features. The beta version for developers is out and the full user version is expected to be launched by the end of this year. Every software development company has been eagerly waiting for this upgrade from Microsoft and it will be interesting to see how they utilize it for in the solutions that they develop.

The features that are to be included in Windows 8 are:

Support for ARM Tablets: In an attempt to capture the market of Smart-phones and tablets, Microsoft has included the support for ARM based tablets in Windows 8.

Windows to Go: Windows 8 can be booted from a USB device called the Live USB. Moreover, various user programs settings and files can also be installed from the USB. This feature is termed as "Windows to Go".

Windows store: Just like the Apple store, Windows is also going to launch the Windows store. Users can easily browse and download Windows applications on it, whereas developers will be able to publish their own application here for Windows 8 devices.

The User Interface: Windows 8 will try to present a highly attractive and uncluttered user interface designed in "Metro-Style". This type of design shows only the most important information to the user and presents a very simple and easy to control interface to the user. The UI is designed to incorporate touch screen operability.

Security: Windows 8 comes along with an upgraded version of Windows Defender. It will act as a complete malware protection tool for Windows and provide protection against malwares such as virus, worms, Trojans and root-kits. Further, it will also provide real time protection against security threats via a file system filter.

Internet Explorer 10: Windows 8 will feature Internet Explorer 10 which is also designed in Metro Style. The new IE version will provide full screen browsing experience by default. Further, various new HTML 5 features will enhance the performance and add security to web applications.

Faster Booting Time: Windows 8 will introduce the Protogon file system that will allow the users to use the PC instantly. The user will have to just turn on the PC and start working on. The booting and system start-up will be completed at the lightning speed.

Windows 8 promises a lot of great features with its launch and does not ask for any special requirements. It is expected that the requirements will be similar to that for Windows 7. The system requirements for Windows 8 will be: Processor: 1GHz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit processor RAM: 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit) HD Space: 16GB for 32-bit (or 20GB for 64-bit)

The release date has been under a lot of speculations but the most expected date is supposed to be sometime before the end of this year. Offshore

Vicky Rana is an industry expert in .Net development services and offshore Java development services. Currently he is associated with Xicom technologies and helps them with their most challenging and complex software development projects. Vicky is an avid reader and a voracious writer who likes to write on anything and everything related to IT industry.

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