Recently, Windows 8 has been officially revealed by Microsoft at the D9 Conference. Windows 8 is the next generation of windows and featured with new user interfaces. Windows has received a true touch interface for the first time in its life. New user interface is oddly intended for touch screen PCs and tablets but it also works evenly well on Desktop PCs with a mouse and keyboard. Two kinds of applications such as classic desktop Windows apps and HTML5 web apps are supported by Windows 8.
Internet Explorer 10 is used as the heart by Windows 8′s new interface to power numerous widget style applications for checking the stocks, weather, etc. Easy touch icons are included in Microsoft’s new start screen by which users of touch based devices are allowed to easily navigate Windows. Microsoft classic Windows desktop look and feel has been also improved for its easy touch experience. The Start screen is greatly a scaled up edition of the phone interface, especially with its net arrangement of live tiles.
The interface contains similarity to the Metro look and feel of Windows Phone 7. Windows application that has same necessities as Windows 7 will be run by Windows 8. For a multitasking point of view, apps can also be snapped to the side of the screen. An application store of some type will be included in the next Windows. The complete experience should be slick and incorporated for new applications made to utilize the new interface.
Legacy applications will run at a full-blown Windows 7 desktop, one of the application tiles. It does not seem to offer lots of a transition path for software that is still under active progress whereas this is comprehensible for truly legacy applications. There are ample of applications that are too complex and tricky. Windows 8 will not need any added hardware necessities above and beyond Windows 7. The operating system will be powered by both Intel and ARM chips.
Features of Microsoft Windows 8:
- Quick launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, by which the Windows Start menu is replaced with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
- Live tiles with notifications that reveals always up-to-date information from your apps.
- Fluid, natural switching among running apps.
- An app can be snapped and resized to the side of the screen with its convenient ability, so users can actually multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
- Completely touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
Video of Windows 8 [Demo] from youtube: