Windows 8 – A New Gift Or A Blunt Weapon?
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Microsoft wants to show that it still packs a punch in any package and so made announcements, many of them, that put the future Windows 8 on the line to the best operating system ever.
Windows 8, as many users already know, will run without any problems on most computers and tablets on the market. The fact that resources are limited was a big point to follow in order to achieve quality with the newest addition in the Windows family. Microsoft officials say that the new platform will behave similar on all devices that will have it installed and according to them, Windows 8 will be 2.5 times faster than Windows 7 which is a big plus as Windows 7 I its first forms was slower that the final versions of Windows XP. However, it seems Microsoft wants to get back in the race and will launch this innovative operating system soon.
A small 1 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM will be enough to run the new system, and them itself is designed and built to give maximum performance on any limited hardware configuration that may run it. Like its main rival Chrome OS, the new Windows operating system will be optimized to run mainly as an online experience relying mainly on cloud computing and many servers.
The main novelty brought by this operating system is the emphasis on functions rather than applications and extensive optimization for touchscreen tablets and devices in general meaning that it will run on smartphones also. Microsoft will integrate into Windows 8 Skype and telephony services that use the Internet thus making free phone calls available for anyone.
Minimum requirements that the new system announced by Microsoft include a minimum 1 GHz processor, at least 1 GB memory ( for OS on 32-bit ) or 2 GB of RAM ( for the 64 – bit version ), 16 or 20 GB free disk space ( which is rather much for an operating system as Linux builds offer full functionality under 1 GB ), a video card with DirectX 9 and the all known WDDM 1.0 driver which is already implemented on most actual devices.
What matters most is that the new operating system is built with multi-core in mind so that those systems that will feature multi-core processors will benefit from the processing power management system that the new Windows 8 incorporates successfully.
However, as stated before, the space required is rather much and also the release date is the biggest secret in this branch but even so many people agree that it will be released in the beginning of 2012 as beta versions are already under testing.