The astounding features of Windows 8

Windows 8 is the newest operating system developed by Microsoft. The beta version of this operating system has been released for live preview. However the final release is expected to be on 26th of october 2012.

In this post, i will share some amazing features of windows 8 based on my experience. First lets have a quick flashback at the previous series of OS.

The first impressive and stable version of windows which is still living among us is the amazing Windows XP. It has got incredible simplicity and stability. Next came Windows Vista, which proved to be a flop to a certain extent. To cover up all the disappointment given by Windows Vista, Microsoft launched Windows 7. This proved to be far better version than Vista. Windows 7 was certainly the best but now its time for the beast. There comes Windows 8.

Windows 8 is claimed to be the fastest operating system as compared to its predecessor Windows 7.  It loads in an amazing time window of 8 seconds as per the reports. My personal experience wouldn’t give me 8 seconds but it was around 6 seconds !!

 Speed of Windows 8: The performance of windows 8 in terms of speed is mind blowing. Its speed is comparable to Chrome OS. Are you frustrated with your computer booting slow? Then windows 8 is definitely going to amaze you.

Well if you don’t believe me, you can watch this short video demonstration :

User Interface: The user interface is something of its own. There are two interfaces, desktop and metro. Metro UI is the new look and style of Windows. Its definitely catchy for someone who is into graphics. But if you are one of the people who doesn’t like the Metro UI, then you can always switch over to desktop interface. The Metro UI is basically developed for tablet computers for ease of use.

Click here to see the all new METRO UI 

Metro Applications: Windows 8 has not only switched to Metro UI, but also has some amazing and useful metro applications. Some of them are the old classical apps we have been using since ages. To see some killer apps, you can read this superb article at tech crunch dot com : Where Are The Killer Apps For Windows 8 Metro?

Transparent Overlay icons: This is one of the feature which i like. Moving your mouse over the bottom right corner will display a transparent pop up with 5 useful icons. These are search, share, start, devices, and settings respectively.

Start Menu Overview Mode: Moving your mouse over the bottom left corner will trigger a small screen. If you click over there, then it will take you to the start menu option. If you have loaded many applications then this start menu overview mode will allow you to look at all of them at a glance. I loved this.

“Copying” Dialog Box: An amazing new look of copying files. It will display all the stats more accurately. What i loved is the beautifully designed dialog box plus the option to pause the transfers in order to fasten other file transfers.

Amazing Task Manager: Our all time friend mister task manager is improved to a whole new level. Its so simple and stylish. I am just loving this. Its not just improved but also simplified. I am sure you are going to love it as much as i do.

For now i am stopping right here. Since i still haven’t explored everything in windows 8. There’s so much to look at. I’l probably write more about this on the final release of Windows 8. Till then keep following my blog. And thanks for reading.

Update: Whats new in Windows 8 Professional ?

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