50 Facts and New Features you need to know about Windows 8

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    From: The Windows Club 9-20-2011

    Windows 8, When you first heard about it, I am sure you just punched a comment.. ahhhh.. one more similar version of Windows is about to come! But sorry to say, this time you were wrong. There is only one word left in dictionary for Windows 8 - marvelous!
    Windows 8 is an approach of Microsoft to deliver a single centric OS for Tablets and PCs and later on for Mobile devices also. At BUILD Windows conference, Microsoft showed up the latest advancement they made in Windows 8. After watching the features of Windows 8, many got stunned and amazed. Being still in its development phase, Windows 8 is nevertheless delivering satisfaction to its users.
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    In this first of the series of 100 things, I am going to tell you about 100 things which I come to know about Windows 8 till now. This series will be divided in two parts comprises of 50 things in each.
    So here are the first 50 things which you should know about Windows 8:

    1. Windows 8 has a specially designed touch based interface that is easy to use on touch based devices.
    2. Windows 8 has both the Metro UI and the conventional Windows Desktop Interface which lets you easily manage the gap of paradigm shift which technology is taking in coming years.
    3. The all-new start screen is intended for Windows 8 which comprises of applications in live tiles form,. These let you use your favorite applications in a single tap or click.
    4. Using Windows 8 PC, power can be saved like any other mobile device and delivers a high battery power holding time.
    5. As demonstrated at the Build Windows 8 conference, by Steven Sinofsky, even a three-year old laptop with Windows 8 installed, booted in just 8 seconds.
    6. No other Tablet has drive encryption feature till now; Windows 8 is the first to drive encryption feature for a tablet.
    7. Windows 8 offers commendably cross-platform tools to write apps for all hardware even on phones.
    8. Antivirus included in Kernel; providing you the security, you never had before and even the system will not boot if it detects an infected USB drive plugged in the system.
    9. Windows 8 boots in just eight seconds which is inconceivable for any other PC or Phone OS(including Mac OS X Lion, iOS or Android).
    10. Windows 8 gets booted even faster than a monitor can turn on.
    11. No extra efforts required to provide hardware acceleration to the apps, Hardware acceleration is available for by default.
    12. You can even boot Windows 8 using 256TB hard drive or SSD. (256TB is not available in market till now).
    13. Windows 8 is laden with Near Field Communication which lets you share and connect to devices near you.
    14. A tablet with Windows 8 on it can even run Visual Studio. Time for developers to go fancy.
    15. You can easily switch between Metro UI and Aero UI just by hitting Windows key.
    16. In Windows 8, the task manager has been Reimagined as App Monitor and Process Monitor.
    17. Windows 8 sports two version of Internet Explorer 10, one is specially designed for Metro UI and tablets.
    18. Windows 8 even supports pen based input on touch devices.
    19. Windows 8 lets you access your hard drive remotely from anywhere in the world just through Browser and SkyDrive, using your Windows Live ID.
    20. Windows 8 lets you connect remotely to other computers just through Windows Live.
    21. Each application in Windows 8 tracks its own data usage also which can be viewed in a system wide report.
    22. Windows Assessment Console run performance benchmarks for your applications without any requirement of third-party tool.
    23. Allows you to hibernate fast even after replacing the battery, requires only 8 secs to come back.
    24. As soon the Start Screen appears you can use the keyboard instantly to speedily search and start the applications.

    25. Additional applications can be easily found by clicking on the search charm.


    To see the remaining 25 Features, go to the SOURCE Link Below
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    Nibiru2012, Sep 21, 2011
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    Thanks Nibs.

    That clears a few things up. :)
     
    clifford, Sep 21, 2011
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    Yeah, I thought it would be a very useful article for the website. Too bad though is the fact that one cannot post over a 10,000 character listing. That's why I had to just show the first 25 points and then link to the source page.

    Perhaps Ian will be able to do a tweak or two regarding that when he gets back from "the middle of nowhere" at his relatives.
     
    Nibiru2012, Sep 21, 2011
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