The next generation of Microsoft Windows.An operating system produced by Microsoft.Primarily focuses on TOUCH.Is used for personal computers .Windows 8 is the codename for the next version of the Microsoft Windowscomputeroperating system following Windows 7. It has many changes from previous versions. In particular it adds support for ARM microprocessors in addition to the previously supported x86 microprocessors from Intel and AMD. A new Start Screen interface has been added that was designed for touchscreen input in addition to mouse, keyboard, and pen input. It is said to be released sometime around 2012. Microsoft has yet to announce the release date.
The Windows 8 Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driverTaking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touchTo run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 or greater
• Eliminate Application Failures• Metro style App Test Failure• Opt into Windows security features• Use of Supported Platform APIs• Launch time performance• Suspend performance• Test Appx Manifest Resources• .NET version check
inspired by signs commonly found at public transport systems http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_(design_language