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Windows 8

 

Windows 8 is the newest operating system by Microsoft and is now already available for consumer preview. Since Windows 7, the biggest upgrade Windows 8 now has is “Metro.”

Metro is the biggest change that comes to Windows 8. For Tablet users, Metro becomes everything. It’s extremely user friendly and involves a whole lot of touching and swiping, perfect for a tablet user.  As for desktops users, Metro replaces the Start menu. However, Metro isn’t where desktop users will spend most of their time. Like Windows 7 you have the same familiar screen [fig. 1] where you can toggle back and forth to get to Metro.

Windows 8

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While in Metro, you see your basic updates such as:

  • Mail
  • Messaging
  • Weather
  • Software Updates
  • Photos
  • Music

Windows 8 Apps
With Windows 8 there are two types of apps for your desktop; Metro apps and Windows apps. With Metro apps, users will be able to access these apps solely in Metro. While Windows apps will launch back into the regular windows screen.

To get a glance at how Windows 8 Looks and Feels Like check out the video here!

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