Thursday, 15 November 2012

Discussion of Windows 8 Operating System

This article is about recent release of windows operating system . This article discusses various technical points on this technology.

The most important thing of computers is operating system. With introduction of graphical images–based new version of windows 8 operating system, The  Internet supportive  and better performance features have been tried to offer. 
                                                     image courtesy: google images      
This operating system works on any size and shape of computers – desktop, laptop, netbook or tablet, only thing needed is more than 1Ghz of processor, more than 1GB of RAM,  more than 16GB of storage or 20GB for 64-bit, and according to,  a DirectX 9 graphics card with WDDM 1.0 support and some suggestions or  specifications from  official Building Windows 8 blog :
·         "One new element to Windows 8 is the requirement that Metro style applications have a minimum of 1024x768 screen resolution, and 1366x768 for the snap feature. If you attempt to launch a Metro style app with less than this resolution (e.g. 800x600, 1024x600) you will receive an error message."
·         "With the Consumer Preview, if you want to support touch, you will need a screen that supports multi-touch."
·         "Secured Boot requires a new UEFI BIOS, which is not available broadly on PCs yet, but is starting to be made available. If your machine does have UEFI, you can enable it via BIOS settings."
·         "BitLocker does not require but performs more seamlessly if your PC has a Trusted Platform Module (TPM). Machines that have this sometimes require it to be enabled via BIOS settings. BitLocker To Go requires a USB flash drive that meets performance criteria evaluated at installation time."
·         "Hyper-V requires a 64-bit system with second level address translation (SLAT) capabilities and an additional 2 GB of RAM. You can also enable SLAT via a BIOS setting."
·         "Some games and other software require graphics capabilities compatible with DirectX 10 or higher (including some games available in the Consumer Preview and in the Windows Store. We will continue to improve the verification of your system prior to downloading or running software with these requirements). Some games and programs might require a graphics card for optimal performance."
·         "If you clean install instead of upgrade (see below), you should check your PC manufacturer's website to make sure you install any specific drivers that they provide there. Many laptops will get better battery life with a power-optimized driver that is specific for that PC (often known as ACPI, Power, or Chipset driver)."

The above system details show that a lot of practicality is required to run it properly! In some simple terms,  the pros and cons of windows 8, according to  are:   
Pros of Windows 8 OS
  • Common User Experience Across Devices
  • Windows to Go
  • Push Button Reset
  • New Log-In Options
  • faster Boot Time
  • 3G/4G Support
Cons of Windows 8 OS
  • No Start Menu
  • Need for Massive Training
  • Fragmented Ecosystem
  • Desktop Abandonment
  • Hardware Outlay
The “restore” functions allows formatting of hard drive and re-installation of this OS in case of computer  is running slow, which is a real advantage. The ‘start menu” is not there, so either you have to get it from or get used to new environment. Different edition for different use - windows RT for netbooks and tablets, pro for professional and so on. Different apps on other operating system should work with this operating systems. 
 For Windows 8 pro review, watch this video from

Atlast you will not need a handbook of guidelines for using this operating system or an expert support for initial start-ups. 

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