Microsoft, as we all know is and has been the software giant in the world of computers and now it also has a very good repute in world of mobiles and tablets. Recently it was announced by the Microsoft that they are developing a next generation of operating system that is Window 8. Microsoft claims that Windows 8 is reinventing the operating systems. There were so many announcements and many features of Windows 8 were numbered in the Build Conference which held at Anaheim, California. The next generation is a complete overhaul of what Microsoft has done in its entire history.
We will discuss its main features here but Microsoft bragged that more than 300 features are in a list to develop. The most important feature so far in the Windows 8 is that it is not only confined to the desktops and laptops but it will be equally running on the tablets and mobile phones. The Metro interface introduced by Microsoft has created a hype and curiosity in public. Users on desktop would also be able to have Metro view by a single click but it is mainly developed for tablets.
Another very important feature so far is that it is being developed for the touch screen to run smoothly on tablets and is designed so as to work with ARM-based processors. Most of the smartphones in the world are powered by ARM processors and they are very effective due to their energy efficiency. Even the sensational Apple iPad 2 also has ARM Cortex-A9 CPU.
Windows 8 has taken the speed of its working to a new level than any of its predecessors. Memory footprint has been reduced in it. Boot time has also been lessened to amazingly short period of just eight seconds. Metro UI is also present which launches the apps in no time. USB 3.0 and Hyper-V support is also present in the next generation Windows.
Another very important features Windows 8 added which was never before is that it will be having App Store. Apple’s App Store is now ruling the App world and the best apps are available on App Store. This was much expected to come in Windows 8 and here it is. It was announced last year that App Store will be developed.
There is a business opportunity for the developers of Apps around the world after the inclusion of Windows App Store in the Software Giant Operating system. The popularity of Windows OS will surely be an incentive to the developers and they have an option to make good revenue from their apps. This must be a thing Apple should worry about.
Other than the discussed above features are the new internet explorer, increased performance. new task manager, home screen, system wide spell checking option and many more. Many videos related to the features have been leaked by Microsoft and those are quite a teasers. Many among us are waiting to have it installed on our desktops and tablets.
What do you think about this new sensation to come from Software Giant. Will it rule the tablet market or iOS will remain as the king of operating system? Do let us know about your views on the next generation Windows 8.