Thursday, 5 September 2013

Windows 8 for my Laptop?

There is a hype about Windows8. The frenzy is because it new and seems dynamic. But the question remains: Do I need Windows 8 for my desktop or laptop?. That question is for individuals to answer. But first what is Windows 8?

Windows 8 is an operating system produced by Microsoft for use on tablets, personal computers, and laptops. It succeeds Windows 7, and it features a Start screen with "Live Tiles" in place of the old Start menu. The tile format is best experienced on a touchscreen device, such as the Microsoft Surface tablet. Windows 8 releases on October 26, 2012.

Windows 8 is a version of the Microsoft Windows operating system, produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablets, and home theater PCs. Development of Windows 8 started before the release of its predecessor, Windows 7, in 2009. Its existence was first announced at CES 2011, and followed by the release of three pre-release versions from September 2011 to May 2012. 

The operating system was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012, and was released for general availability on October 26, 2012. Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system's platform, primarily focused towards improving its user experience on mobile devices such as tablets to better compete with other mobile operating systems like Android and Apple's iOS. Windows 8 introduces a new touch-friendly shell and user interface based on Microsoft's 'Metro' design language, featuring a new Start screen with a grid of dynamically updating tile...

So if know what your needs are,then you can answer the question "Windows 8 for my laptop?".

1 comment:

  1. I'm still using Windows 7. I have a development version of it on the other partition of my hard disk. I think it's really nice, but I've been so lazy about switching to it. Do I upgrade the Windows 7 I have? Do I do a fresh installation? But what about all applications and the trouble of re-installation? Boo, the thing just tire me. That one will have to wait later. lol!