Windows 8 Features Handson

Microsoft has finally raised the curtains off the next generation of Windows, Windows8 at the D9 Conference.

Microsoft claims that Windows 8 is a “reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface”. Windows 8 is designed to work with computers, mobile devices with any form factor from handheld to tablets.

Windows 8 is believed to be Fast, fluid and dynamic, the experience has been transformed while keeping the power, flexibility and connectivity of Windows intact.

Key features of Windows 8:

  • Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
  • Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
  • Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
  • Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
  • Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.
  • Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.

Windows 8 would ship with some native full touchscreen support apps and there would be a marketplace to get more.

Microsoft believes that with Windows 8, there would be no compromises in UI no matter if you use mouse or touch input.

Windows 8 would also be  running on System on a Chip (SoC) processors (based on ARM), Tablets are just around the corner.

Update: Download Windows 8 Public Preview ISO

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