Cover Slide: Intro to presentation goals of Windows 8 shift to simple design influenced by Mac OSX
Windows 8 influenced by Swiss Graphic Design: Simple, straightforward layouts Helvetica and other sans-serif fonts geometric patterns and placement
Lock screen: Login here, Able to see useful information (emails, messages, etc.) swipe up (using fingers if on touchscreen, mouse if not) to login, picture identification password systems (click/touch specific parts of a picture to unlock)
Start menu: amalgamation of form and functionality is the most noticeable change (very simple popup menu, expands to full screen if wanted) oriented towards tablet users functions remain essentially the same very customizableIMPORTANT: Metro is hardware accelerated making it a very smooth user experience.
Blue Screen Of Death: much less intimidating, displays error message prominently, advises user what to do.
Target demographic is now EVERYBODY: Apple’s business model influences MSFT streamlines experience for people of all tech levels less clutter means easier access to important functions
Apps are organized in Metro, easier to search for and execute them; less need for shortcutsPictures and other files displayed visually, also very streamlined searching.
Very customizable options.
Tech Radar reports boot times of 9 seconds, compared to Window’s 7 boot time of 48 seconds. OS saves RAM content to hard drive.
Virtual machines: HyperV allows for installation and use of multiple OSsFull screen apps: incorporate OSX Lion’s ability in much larger scaleResource management: Task Manager automatically closes un-used apps if resources are needed (will save their states)
There will only be 1 form of Windows 8 (besides the possible Home, Professional, Ultimate designations) for both tablets and traditional pcs. Slightly more difficult development strategies, but simpler for end-user.
Windows 8 focuses for use on tablets:Multitouch gestures,no overlays (hover drop-down menus),Smooth scrolling, etc.
“The OS needs a single-core 1GHz x86 processor and just 1GB of RAM for 32-bit installs and 2GB for 64-bit. Space limits are also similar to Windows 7, Microsoft says: at least 16GB is needed for 32-bit, with the larger code size pushing 64-bit up to 20GB. Its toughest requirement is at least DirectX 9-capable graphics.Using the tiled Metro interface demands at least a 1024x768 display and ideally runs on a 1366x768 or higher multi-touch display.”http://www.electronista.com/articles/11/09/13/windows.8.dev.privew.live.for.intel.only/
Windows 8 should run the same on both computers(might have to cut the innuendo? Also might have to explain that the thing on the left is actually a computer…)
This is all yours, Alex. Use of the Cloud is a central feature of Windows 8.
Metro includes several features that allow access to social media and networking info. Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds will all be integrated.
low hardware requirements (your wallets are grateful)
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