Thursday, September 22, 2011

Windows 8 Introduction

More than two out of three PCs today are mobile devices—laptops, netbooks, notebooks,
tablets, and slates. Nearly every PC is capable of wireless connectivity. Screens range from under ten inches to wall-mounted monitors to multiple HD screens. Storage has grown from megabytes to terabytes and is moving to the cloud. Multi-core processing and powerful graphics are normal. Touch screen mobile phones with the rich capabilities they bring together have changed the way we view computing. The explosion of social technologies, cloud-based services, and access to web services through apps give people powerful new ways to connect and share. Modern computing focuses much more on people and apps than on the operating
experience and built on everything you already love.
system. These changes in the landscape motivated the most significant changes to Windows. But reimagining Windows® doesn’t mean starting over from scratch. Windows 7 fundamentals like speed, reliability, security, and compatibility make it the best operating system Microsoft has ever created. The next version of Windows (codenamed Windows 8) is being designed to build on what is great about Windows 7, delivering richer security features, faster startup, and longer battery life that runs on a wider choice of devices and chipsets. Windows 8 extends these fundamental features with a new touch-optimized interface. Windows 8 also provides the platform to create a whole new generation of full-screen apps that are based on modern web standards and available through the new Windows Store. They redesigned the Windows

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