Features of Windows 8
The Windows 8 consumer preview is loaded up with great features. Windows 8 is still in development, but a beta release has already seen a launch. There are hundreds of new features in the Windows 8,
here we will discuss about 10 Best Features of Windows 8
1. Speedy Boot Time
One of the quarrels with windows recent operating systems are its launch time. Windows XP was undoubtedly slow, with Visa and Windows 7, its successors, both managing to up the start-up time. However, with Windows 8 it will be even more swift with a few neat additions Microsoft has implemented – one of which include the Kernel hibernation feature, as well as the fact that users can easily remove all applications that load upon start-up.
2. Innovative & Dynamic Desktop
The tiles-based interface, or the Metro UI, will be the first thing you see upon logging in to Windows 8. At first glance, the UI seems to go intuitively with touchscreen devices like tablets and smartphones. Indeed, in such devices, you tap on those apps to open them. The grid layout seems to facilitate such interactions. Needless to say, you can customize your grid by adding and arranging applications.
3. Improved Search Function
Instant search has seen the removal of the pop-up Start button, but it’s also, of course, brought a whole new interface that users may admire. For instance, instant search will let users type a program’s name into the bar which then initiates a search menu that showcases a list of similar applications, files, as well as settings relating to what the user searched.
4. Windows Live Syncing
Similar to Windows to Go, the new Windows 8 will provide Windows Live syncing, such that users can login on any Windows 8 PC with “Live ID” and get back their own personalized settings on it. The desktop will look the same every time the user login on a PC with their Windows Live account. Migrating to a new PC is probably made easier when the user has all the essential settings synced.
5. Cloud Synchronization
This feature of Windows 8 will see all of someone’s applications, start-screen and settings being available for synchronization all together. Indeed, this is a much more effective way when compared to shifting such applications, etc. to a new system.
6. Onscreen Keyboard
Windows 8 will see the introduction of an onscreen keyboard, which going by initial reaction to it, is quite the useful inclusion. An effective way to prove those claims could be auto suggest feature that appears on the screen as a user types and will then present an “Insert” button above the space bar – this, ultimately, results in the user not needed to remove their hands from the keyboard to click Insert button.
7. Internet Explorer 10
IE 10 is fast, fluid, and tons of fun in Metro. Swiping to navigate back and forward makes perfect sense; it’s how every mobile web browser should navigate. Double tapping zooms in, or out, even when IT is running in Snap state (a small, minimized version that runs in the side of the main window). Zooming and panning is fluid, reacting just as you would expect a natural object to react. Momentum speeds up and slows down in relation to your touch. And if you do need the power of a full throated, plug-in capable version of IE, you’re just two clicks away from the Desktop version.
8. Task Manager
The task manager, ever since Windows XP, has always retained a strikingly familiar look in its successors. Windows 8, however, won’t continue that trend and has upgraded its task manager. Users will now see a heat-map-based interface that easily identifies which application is using the most power and such. Additionally, a new feature has been implemented that sees windows 8 users being able to view which applications have, without your knowledge, made their way into the boot routine (the application will load up upon the system with Widows 8 installed up, consequently resulting in a potential slower start-up time).
9. Virtualization Integration
If you’re not too fond of Windows 8 or just need to use a different version of the various versions of the operating system for whatever reasons, then Microsoft have implemented a solution to that; the company has integrated an in-built virtualization feature allowing user to easily switch between Windows 8′s predecessors. For example, then, a user may prefer the Graphical User Interface present in Windows 7 more than its successor’s, so they can with ease boot operating system whilst you’re on Windows 8.
10. Reset and Refresh
Windows 8 will allow users to; firstly, refresh which can be used to refresh the system without anything within the operating system being affect, such as one’s files. The reset feature, meanwhile, is utilized for resetting the system in addition to the inclusion of restoring the system to desire original point.