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Windows 8

  1. 1. JUILEE KHARAT - 12101A1001 MAYURI KUMBHAR - 12101A1013 DIPIKA MAYEKAR - 12101A1016
  2. 2.  Windows 8 is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs.  Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's graphical user interface and platform; such as a new interface design
  3. 3.  Development of this operating system started before the release of its predecessor in 2009.  Its existence was first announced in January 2011 at Consumer Electronics Show.  During its development and test phases, Microsoft released three pre-release versions:  Developer Preview (September 13, 2011)  Consumer Preview (February 29, 2012)  Release Preview (May 31, 2012)
  4. 4.  On August 1, 2012, Windows 8 graduated from the development stage and was released to manufacturing.  Windows 8 is scheduled for general availability on October 26, 2012
  5. 5.  Windows 8 works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:  Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster  RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64- bit)  Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)  Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
  6. 6.  Additional requirements to use certain features:-  To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.  To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.  To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768.  Internet access (ISP fees might apply)
  7. 7. So what does that mean?  Windows 8 is for home users  Windows 8 Professional is for business users  Windows 8 Enterprise is for SA users  Windows 8 RT is for ARM devices
  8. 8. The touch factor  Allow users to use Windows with the touch interface as well as with mouse and keyboard.  Allow users to do two things at one by clicking the tiles along the side.  Work really fast and fluid to get between your running app.
  9. 9.  Windows Explorer Ribbon  Allow users to optimize Explorer for file management tasks.  Create logical and reliable locations in a streamline experience.  Bring back the most relevant and requested features from the Windows XP era.
  10. 10. New File Copy Confirmation Dialog Box  It is designed to make life easier.  Show individual progress bars when you have multiple copy operations occurring simultaneously.  Allow to pause a copy operation, if you want to give preference to another operation.
  11. 11. Native USB support  Still supporting USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 devices.  In the meantime, USB 3.0 will offer 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and much better power management.
  12. 12. An app store for Windows  In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps, all grouped in easy to find categories.  All of the apps you’ll see in the Store for Windows 8 Release Preview are free.  You’ll always know what’s interesting, new, and popular.
  13. 13. REMOVED FEATURES  Traditional Start Button & Start Menu  Windows Aero, Transparent Glass, & Flip 3D  No Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets  Command Bar get replaced by new Ribbon  DVD Playback & Windows Media Center  Previous Versions & Windows Backup and Restore  Parental Control is now family safety on Windows 8  Windows Update Desktop Notifications

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