Friday, 26 October 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 launched, available for download for Rs 1,999

Microsoft has officially launched Windows 8, which it believes to be the reimaging of Windows since 95.  Users can download Windows 8 Pro for Rs 1,999, which is a part of Microsoft’s special offer that will stand for a limited period. To avail this offer user should already own a licensed version of Window XP SP3, Vista or Windows 7. Offer is valid from October 26 to Jan 31 2013.

System requirements for Windows 8 are the same as Windows 7, so each and every PC running Windows 7 will be easily upgradeable to Windows 8. Microsoft even contends that a number of PCs running Windows XP will also be compatible with Windows 8 if the minimum system requirements are met.

Windows 8 is the first edition of Windows to operate on both ARM-based tablets and traditional x86 PCs based on ARM processors from Intel and AMD.

Support for ARM-based chip sets, touch, and sensors makes Windows 8 work beautifully on your choice of a full spectrum of devices, such as 10-inch slates with all-day battery life, ultra-lightweight laptops, and powerful all-in-ones with 27-inch high-definition screens, Microsoft contends, in a Windows 8 Guide distributed with Windows Developer Preview

It will also Include Snap multitasking is designed to make it easy to run two apps in Windows 8 side-by-side, to resize them, and to switch between them. On the right-hand side of the screen, you can snap an app into place. You can make an app smaller or larger by dragging the bar for the app. To switch between apps in Windows 8, you swipe from the left-hand part of the screen.

However, Windows 8 does not allow you to view all of your running apps on a single screen.

The Windows 8 operating system is innovative in a lot of a ways, and they're almost all tied to the don't-call-it-Metro interface. There's the ability to run two apps on screen, at once, with the Snap view. There's the live tiles, which can update information in real-time. There's the powerful Search feature, which allows you to type while on the Start screen and immediately begin searching your apps, settings, and files. And there's the Charms bar, which allows for instant, always-on access to Search, Share, and connected peripheral Devices.

Windows 8 also brings increased support for multiple monitors, The Developers Preview of the new OS includes first-time capabilities for extending the task bar across two PCs, without any need for third-party apps. You can also stretch wallpaper across two monitors, or display the Start screen on one PC and the desktop on the other, for instance.

It’s also easy to switch between multiple monitors. The primary monitor has a start button, and the secondary monitor has a switcher button. Clicking or tapping on the switcher button will swap it out for the start button, allowing you to turn the secondary monitor into the primary one.
Microsoft has dramatically reduced the number of flavors of Windows. With Windows 8 there are only three versions – Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 (which will only be available via pre-installed on PCs till February 1, 2013) and Windows RT, a version of Windows that is tailored for systems running ARM processors.

You Can Download it From Here - Window 8

Window 8 key Specification

  •  Touch-centric, Tiles-based User Interface (UI)
  •  Snap Multitasking
  •  Web Navigation by Touch
  •   Two Touch Keyboards
  •  Native USB 3.0 Support
  •  Better Support for Multiple Monitors