Why is Windows 8 so powerful? Features You Might not Know About
Microsoft is planning to “reinvent the OS” with Windows 8, the next-generation operating system. The new OS is designed so it can perform perfectly on both PCs and tablets.
The Metro interface, an improved performance, support for touchscreens and a Windows app store are the major features everybody’s talking about when it comes to Windows 8. In other words, Windows 8 uses less memory, is more secure and boots faster, which makes it more efficient to work with.
In this article we are going to point out the most important features of Windows 8 and explain why they’re significant for you.
It works on PCs, laptops but also on Tablets (!)
Yes, sir! This operating system is state-of-the-art because it was designed so it would work not only on PCs and laptops, but also on tablets. How? By building it to perform perfectly on ARM-based processors, the technology on which most tablets and smartphones run. With the increase usage of tablets, it was only normal for this to happen sooner or later. Microsoft know that Metro UI and touch are the future and is brace enough to make a comeback by investing in it.
Is a lot faster
The director of Windows program management, Gabriel Aul, explained just how Windows 8 works, and how come this last preview version uses approximately half the memory that Windows 7 is using (281MB compared to 540MB on W7).
“When you have a lot of apps open,” he explains,”you will have different apps will have [pieces of] memory that are identical but they each have their own copy; these things could be a common runtime or a shared library.
“Throughout memory you’ll have lots of little 4K pages that are really identical but we’re maintaining separate copies. We have a new feature called page combining; Windows can look through memory to find copies and basically condense them down to one shared copy,” he explained.
When it comes to Windows 8’s boot time, it has decreased significantly. It now boots up in less than 8 seconds.
It has a cool App Store
This is truly a great thing because not only are people obsessed with apps lately, but it also gives developers the possibility to enhance their business and revenue.
What do you think about the features of Windows 8?