In this tablet season when almost every day a host of models and makes are in, Windows 8 has got the perfect timing for launch. The big plus point of windows 8 is it effortlessly goes well with 10-inch touch screen tablets, business desktops, ultra notebooks and big screen TV. Here is my take on some of the best features that Windows 8 is bundled with.
With some innovating punches into this new launch, Microsoft has raised the bar for user interface. A sleek and smart metro user interface of Windows 8 has drawn inspiration from its cousin, Windows Phone 7. Consider Live Tiles, an interface feature. Touch the button and you will get a glimpse of current weather report and unread emails. The interface is a custom-made touch platform that allows you to sort of toy with Live Tiles. Don’t buy my words, instead try it yourself. Touch a Live Tile with one finger; use another finger to scroll through the screen to select a place where you like to drop it in. A touch keyboard (A smooth input, I must say) is there to boot but the interface is also compatible with pen and mouse use.
Explorer gets a makeover in Windows 8. Ribbon style semblance finds similarity with Office 2010. The big plus factor is the users can uninstall a program within Explorer.
The caption says it right what you will feel. Perform three gestures on your picture selection and yes, don’t forget them, they will serve as your password.
At the time of release, there was a buzz about its easy social integration feature. In reality, you will feel that why the big Software giant is always believed to be true to its promise. You can share the staffs on web just by clicking on the ‘share’ button and selecting an application. Windows 8 also remembers those with whom you frequently share by listing them in a shortcut for easy selection.
Portability of Stuffs
Through the integration of Windows Live account, you can squirrel away some staffs near or far wherever you go. Jump to another machine and input in your Live ID, you will immediately get your own lock system, apps, contacts and sky drive.
Other side of the coin:
Nothing can be picture perfect and that sounds true for Windows 8 OS too. Some negative aspects that I have found about Windows 8 are as follows:
Data Security Not Cleared
It is still in cloud how much staffs you can take with you through the use Live ID. It is still in cloud where these staffs get stored.
Sayonara to Start Menu
You will be missing Start menu which has never gone out of the screen since Microsoft came with its 95 version. The much familiar menu has been replaced by tile-filed Metro user interface. Removal of Start menu creates a lot of confusion for a larger bracket of Windows OS users who have almost grown to use that smart pop-up.