Little is officially known about the forthcoming Windows 8. Microsoft has just previewed Windows 8 at the Computex Taipei 2011. The software giant did not clarify whatever new features will be up there in the next Windows version. Meanwhile, it is whispered that Windows 8 will be compatible with tablets, smart phones and other devices. Of course, with Microsoft’s explicit plan to get more involved in the smartphone and tablet markets there is better chance that the Redmond software behemoth will roll out a single Windows version for all devices. In this article some potential features of Windows 8 are discussed.
In fact, there is no need for a comparison between Windows 8 and Windows 7. It is because the first one is Microsoft’s update to the second, and so, there is no doubt Windows 8 will have more features than Windows 7. But a look to see what makes Windows 8 distinctive from Windows 7 is certainly exciting. But we have only some rumored account of information about the possible features of Windows 8. The company has not revealed anything about its upcoming operating system. But considering Microsoft’s tradition, we can simply hope that Windows 8 will be immensely feature-rich than its predecessor.
Winner: Since Windows 8 is Windows 7’s successor we can just say the former will be the winner.
Though Microsoft has not divulged anything regarding the possible features of its Windows 8, there is no scarcity of rumors. Tech blogs have been talking about Windows 8’s features since they heard about its arrival at the Computex Taipei couple of months back. Here are some of most-talked-about features of Microsoft Windows 8.
It looks like that the new Windows edition will have some special features for gamers. As the number of people, who use computers, tablets and smartphones for gaming, is on an increase, Windows 8 might come with some features to provide better gaming experience. As well, the new software is largely expected to support 64-bit and 128-bit processors. Windows 7 supports 32-bit and 64-bit processors.
One another rumored feature of Windows 8 is that it will support ARM processors that are used in smartphones, tablets and other handheld devices. It means that as Microsoft mentioned earlier, its next version operating system will not be limited to the computers only. It may run on tablets and smartphones also. There have been large reports that the recent Microsoft-Nokia deal will become lively with the arrival of Windows 8 next year.
Certainly, there will be some enhanced security system with Windows 8. The featured DFSR or Distributed File System Replication may also be there in the new OS. The feature will help users process the data in multiple networks. Moreover, there will be some advanced gesture input options rather than keyboards and mouse. You may speak and use the motion of your eyes to provide inputs for a device with Windows 8.