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TOPIC : WINDOWS 8COURSE CODE : ENG 204SUBMITTED BY : ALİ SARUHANNUMBER : 20112232SUBMITTED TO : GÜLŞEN HUSSEIN MARCH 2012
WİNDOWS 8Windows 8 is the upcoming versionof Microsoft Windows thatfollows Windows7. It features anew Metro-style interface that is designedfor touchscreen input. It also adds supportfor the ARM processor architecture inaddition to the previouslysupported x86 microprocessors from Inteland AMD.
Its server counterpart iscodenamed Windows Server 8. A releasedate for the finished version of Windows 8has been set for October 2012.The most recent pre-release version isthe Consumer Preview, which wasreleased on February 29, 2012
On 29 February 2012, Microsoft releasedWindows 8 Consumer Preview, the betaversion of Windows 8, build 8250. For thefirst time since Windows 95, the Start buttonis no longer available on the taskbar, thoughthe Start screen is still triggered by clickingthe bottom-left corner of the screen and byclicking Start in the Charm.
Windows president Steven Sinofsky saidmore than 100,000 changes had been madesince the developer version went public. Inthe first day of its release, Windows 8Consumer Preview was downloaded overone million times. Like the DeveloperPreview, the Consumer Preview is set toexpire on the 15 January 2013.
Metro UIWindows 8 will employ a new user interfacebased on Microsofts Metro design language.The Metro environment will feature a newtile-based Start screen similar to the WindowsPhone operating system.
Each tile will represent an application, and willbe able to display relevant information such asthe number of unread messages on the tile foran e-mail app or the current temperature on aweather application. Metro-style applicationsrun in full-screen, and are able to shareinformation between each other using"contracts”.
Other features• Internet Explorer 10 will be included both as a Metro-style app, which will not support pluginsor ActiveX components, and a desktop version whichresembles Internet Explorer 9 and will maintain legacyplug-in support.• Ability to sign in using a Windows Live ID. This willallow for the users profile and setting to be synchronizedover the internet and accessible from other computersrunning Windows 8, as well as integration with SkyDrive.
• Two new authentication methods: picture password,which allows users to log in by drawing three gestures indifferent places on a picture, and PIN log in, which allowsusers to authenticate using a four digit pin.• Windows Explorer will include a ribbon toolbar, andhave its file operation progress dialog updated to providemore detailed statistics, the ability to pause file transfers,and improvements in the ability to manage conflicts whencopying files.• Hybrid Boot will use "advanced hibernationfunctionality" on shutdown to allow faster startup times.
• Windows To Go will allow Windows 8 to be run from abootable USB device (such as a flash drive).• Two new recovery functions are included, Refresh andReset. Refresh restores all Windows files to their originalstate while keeping settings, files, and Metro-Style apps,while reset takes the computer back to factory defaultcondition.• Native USB 3.0 support.• A new lock screen.• New task manager design.