It’s only three years since Windows 7 hit the scene and now we have the all new Windows 8 final build to sparkle in our Windows 7 enabled systems. A lot of things have changed since Windows 7 launch. Back in 2009, there was no such thing as an i Pad. Today Apple and Android devices are all around, not just as an entertainment device but also as serious business machines. The stratospheric success of Android tablets and mobiles was a huge challenge to Windows desktops and portable devices and thus, such necessity lead to the birth of Windows 8.
Amazing for touch enabled devices:
Windows 8 on the right configuration system is sleek, sharp, faster and a good OS with satisfying performance. Windows 8 aims OS’s appeal across the spectrum of touch enabled devices and thus metro tiles came into picture.
It will definitely impress you with ultra sleek panning, scrolling, dragging and zooming. You can easily group your apps and would love to flick left and right in start menu. Windows 8 tablets will have a hardware button to get back to start menu whenever the user is willing to do so.
Older systems are also compatible:
Windows 8 is amazing with touch tablets and laptops but at the same time its also good for older systems. You need not to worry if you can’t afford a new Windows 8 enabled device. To experience Windows 8 all what you need is a system which fulfills following minimum system requirements-
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info)
- 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
To check if your PC meets these requirements, you can run the Upgrade Assistant. If consumers order Windows 8 online they will get a detailed download and installation instructions, with the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant so that it can warn you about program and hardware compatibility issues, or you can directly buy a DVD.
Windows 8 upgrade @ Rs.699/- for new laptops/desktops bought between June 2012 and January 2013:
- All qualifying Windows 7 PC purchase between 2nd June 2012 and 31st January 2013 is eligible for this offer.
- The last day to register and order your Windows 8 upgrade is 28 February 2013.
For further information regarding this offer visit: Windows upgrade offer.
For live experience of Windows 8 and watching videos visit: Windows 8 start.
Windows 8 is free for students and academicians:
Like other professional softwares and OS of Microsoft, Windows 8 is also freely available with genuine key for students and academicians of schools and colleges through Microsoft Dream Spark. Contact the technical support team of your school/college for getting your registration ID and password for Microsoft Dream Spark and visit Dream Spark website to get any Microsoft Professional paid software for free of cost and genuine license after registration.
Windows 8 editions:
At present Windows 8 is available in three different packages for home and professional users with 32bit (X86) and 64bit (X64) editions-
- Windows 8 RT
- Windows 8
- Windows 8 Professional
Further detailed information about Windows 8 new features, performance, and customization coming soon in our upcoming post as ‘part-2’. We recommend Windows 8 over Windows 7 for its better optimized operations and performance.
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