Difference between Windows 8 and Windows 8 Professional

Some people were asking me the difference between Windows 8 and Windows 8 Professional, So I decided to put it out over here.

Video – Different versions of Windows Explained in Short

Windows 8 has basically four types or editions as listed below,

  1. Windows 8 RT
  2. Windows 8 Enterprise
  3. Windows 8
  4. Windows 8 Professional

Windows 8 RT

Windows 8 RT is very much designed for tablet computers which run on ARM Processor. It will only be able run legacy applications. For instance if you buy Microsoft Surface which a device powered by Windows RT then you wont be able to run applications like Mozilla Firefox, Picasa and other such applications. Well you get the point, its made for devices running on ARM chips.

Windows 8 Enterprise

Then we have Windows 8 Enterprise, which is basically made for Administrators working in large companies. It will consist of many business applications.

So if you are planning to buy Windows 8 for your PC then the first two are out of option. That means we are left with Windows 8 and Windows 8 Professional. These are the only two which are going to be available in the market for the common man or the consumer.

Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro

If you are normal computer user then Windows 8 is the ideal for you. What you should know is that not even a single edition of Windows 8 include Windows Media Center by default. But Windows Media Center add-on can be installed only on the Pro edition of Windows 8. That means if you really want to install Windows Media Center on your OS then you need to have Windows 8 Pro.

Windows 8 Pro is mostly designed for Tech-type people and professional users. It has some advanced features which Windows 8 doesn’t have. Some features include Bitlocker, Group Policy, Encryption options, Domain join, Remote Desktop, etc.

You can check the table below for more detailed info.

Feature Name Windows 8 Windows 8 Pro
Upgrades from Windows 7   Professional, Ultimate no yes
Bitlocker and Bitlocker To Go no yes
Boot from VHD no yes
Client Hyper-V no yes
Domain Join no yes
Encrypting file system no yes
Group policy no yes
Remote desktop (host) no yes

If you want these additional features then you can go with Windows 8 Pro and if you are totally fine without these features then Windows 8 is perfect for you.

You may like to read,

  1. Whats new in Windows 8 Professional ?
  2. The astounding features of Windows 8
  3. How to check if windows is activated Permanently?
  4. How to shutdown a Windows 8 PC ?
  5. Windows 8 – What’s Inside the Box

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Inline CSS and Layouts in HTML

The websites developed in html often have a specific layout. A layout is basically how the text or content is arranged in the website. To design a layout we need to use CSS and HTML Blocks. Now i haven’t started with my CSS tutorials and if you don’t know CSS then don’t worry. We aren’t going to go in deep with CSS. However i am going to use inline CSS in the HTML Document.

Inline CSS is achieved by using style attribute for HTML tags. Lets understand with the help of an example.

If i want to write a statement. I will use the <p> tag.

Try it yourself at Codefap HTML Editor

The above example would result into a simple text on the web page. But if i want to add style, such as background to it without using internal or external CSS then i will use inline CSS as follows:

Try it yourself at Codefap HTML Editor

And it would result into a text with a green background.

Inline CSS Background Property and Hex Color code

Now let me explain the code, First we used style attribute. And style attribute has more properties like background. So we set the background to #00ff00. Now if you are a total beginner then this might scare you. But actually its very simple. The code #00ff00 gives the value of the color. This is called as hex color code. Hex means 6.

The hex color code #00ff00 has 6 places. The color code is basically #RGB which means first two places are for red, next two places are for green, and next two are for blue. In this case we used #00ff00. We set red as 00, green as ff, blue as 00. So the color turns out to be green. Because f is highest value while 0 is lowest value. In our code only green has highest value. And red, blue has zero value.

HTML Blocks – Division Tag

Now lets move on to html <div> tag. Division tags helps us to set up blocks in html. This will in turn help us to create a HTML Layout. But first let us create few blocks using div tag.

Consider this code

Try it yourself at Codefap HTML Editor

So you can see in the result, we have a colorful box and inside it we have Hello World text.

Lets understand the code given above from the most inner division tag. The most inner division tag gives the background as white and has text Hello World. But it also has padding 5 pixels. Which simply means that there will be 5 pixel of space left from top, right, bottom and left. You can see the Hello World text has 5 pixel white space around it.

The most inner division tag <div> and </div> forms a HTML block. This block is inside several other HTML blocks which has different background colors. Try it yourself and you will find out that the outer block is of black background, next comes grey, blue, red, green and finally white block.

HTML Layouts

I have created a short video which will give you an idea on how to create basic layouts in HTML.

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. Thanks !

Ordered and Un-ordered Lists in HTML

Lists are very useful in HTML documents. You can use them to number, bullet important point in your documents or simply list couple of items together in an ordered or un-ordered way.

HTML Lists can be classified into two Categories:

  1. Ordered List
  2. Un-Ordered List

Un-Ordered List

To create an un-ordered list, you need to use <ul> tag. Then after to add every item to the list you need to use <li> tag. Check out the code given below.

Try it yourself at Codefap HTML Editor 

The above code would result into this.

You can see we have bullets but not numbers. Thus this is an un-ordered list.

Ordered List

To create an ordered list, all you have to do is just replace <ul> tags by <ol> tags.

And it would result into:

So that’s all in this tutorial. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below.

5 Vertical Navigation Menus for Blogger

In this post i am going to share 5 beautiful vertical css menu created by me. And also i am going to explain how to add these menus to your Blogger blog.

First lets see the CSS/HTML codes for each Vertical Navigation Menu along with an Image Preview of the menu.  Every menu listed below contains:

  1. Image Preview
  2. CSS Code
  3. HTML Code

Menu 1 (Greenie)

 

Menu 2 (Pencilicon)

 

Menu 3 (Bluetube)

 

Menu 4 (BlueArrow)

 

Menu 5 (GreyMark)

 

How to add Vertical Menu to the Blogger Blog ?

Check out the video given below to understand how to add a vertical menu to the blogger blog.

If you have any doubts or questions, feel free to comment below. I will try and help you out.

What is a Blog and How to create one?

There are many people who don’t know what is a blog and how to create one. So i am writing this short and precise tutorial which will help you to start your blog in minutes.

This tutorial will cover following parts :

1. What is a Blog?
2. What are the advantages of Blogging?
3. How to create a Blog?

What is a Blog?

A Blog can be defined as a Notebook which is updated by the author on a regular basis with data about a particular or variety of topics. While Blogging means adding new content to a Blog or simply writing a new post on the Blog.

This Notebook is accessible to everyone around the world via Internet. So whatever you are going to write in this Notebook is not just limited to the people around you but will be read by anyone around the world.

So in simple terms, A blog is a notebook where you write about your desired topic on a regular basis. And people who like your content will keep visiting your blog for new updated content. These are the audience of your blog.

What are the advantages of Blogging?

I don’t know how other bloggers out there define the advantages of blogging. But for me Blogging is important because, Blogging helps us to earn three basic things:

  1. Knowledge
  2. Respect
  3. Money

Blogging helps us to learn something new every second. It will boost your computer and internet skills to a whole new level. I have learned HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc just by Blogging. I haven’t joined classes for any of these.

People around the world read your blog. You develop an audience over time. These audience not only visit your blog regularly but become your fan for what you write. This earns you a level of respect.

You can earn money from your Blog by placing advertisements. There are many bloggers out there who have made a career out of blogging. I am not suggesting you to make a career out of it but my point is whatever you write is not going to be wasted. It will help you earn money (provided your content is original).

If you don’t believe me, Check out this blog named Digital Inspiration. The author of that blog – Amit Agarwal is an Indian Blogger who writes amazing content and earns a lot from his Blog. I personally like his posts.

How to Create a Blog?

Creating a Blog is very easy. People are afraid to create a blog because they think its quite complicated task, but trust me its not. First of all you need a blogging platform. There are many platforms available over the internet. But majority of people including professionals are using either WordPress or Blogger. These two are the only beasts in Blogosphere.

WordPress can be a little complicated for a beginner as ‘compared to’ Blogger. If you want to go in detail then you can read my post which will help you to understand WordPress and Blogger.

Blogger vs WordPress

If you are total beginner then i would recommend you to use Blogger. To get started, visit http://www.blogger.com. Blogger is platform developed by Google.

How much does it cost? Absolutely Zero. All you have to do is register a Google Account. If you already have a Google account then you are ready to go.

You can follow the instructions given at Blogger to create your very first Blog. I would be writing another post in which i will explain this process in detail. Till then you can go on and experiment yourself and discover new things.

How to add new features to Windows 8

If you are having the product key of any new feature of Windows 8 then this post will help or guide you to install it on your PC. In this post i will explain how to add any new feature to Windows 8 by adding Windows Media Center.

If you want to get Windows Media Center feature for your Windows 8, Check out the link below.

For a limited time, get Windows 8 Media Center Pack for free

Microsoft is giving it away for free only for a limited time. I am not sure whether its free or not ‘while you are reading this’.

Adding Windows Media Center to Windows 8

First of all you need the product key. I received my product key in the email as shown below.

Microsoft has already mailed the instructions to install/add new feature to Windows 8. But i would still explain it with the help of images in this post. Lets move ahead.

  • Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, and then click Search
  • Type in ‘Add features to Windows 8?
  • Then click on Settings option just below the search box.
  • Choose Add Features to Windows 8

The following series of messages appear during installation:

After this process Windows Media Center was successfully installed on Windows 8 Pro. In the similar way you can add any other feature for which you have the product key.

Did you install any new feature? Share with us by commenting below.

Windows 8 – What’s Inside the Box

So finally Windows 8 is released. And here i would like to share whats inside the box. I don’t have much of these but i hope you love what you see. These are originally shared by Mohamed Salah.

I hope you love these as much as i do. And if you would like to know more about windows 8 then check out some of the amazing posts listed below.

  1. The astounding features of Windows 8
  2. Whats new in Windows 8 Professional ?
  3. How to shutdown a Windows 8 PC ?
  4. How to check if windows is activated Permanently?