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Explore More About Windows 8

Author : Alena ross

Microsoft, which is a huge software giant, is all set to launch its new operating system, Windows 8. This new operating system is expected to be released in 2012. However, you can regularly come to know about the latest news regarding the updates and innovations in this operating system from various third-party resources.
Windows 8 platform is based on HTML5 and JavaScript and strives to offer you a sleek and clean user interface. This yet to be launched Windows operating system by Microsoft can be used easily on personal computers including business desktops, laptops, tablets, netbooks and more. From time to time, Microsoft is revealing more details about Windows 8 to let you keep wondering how this upcoming operating system will serve you. Its interface seems to be very appealing with its new metro look for the 'Start' menu.

Interestingly, Windows 8 might reveal two different user interfaces. First is the traditional desktop UI which is a part of all existing Microsoft Windows systems and the other one is a Metro style interface which is touch-based and can deliver good performance for tablet and touch-screen PCs. You can seamlessly switch between these two interfaces and can even have both on screen at the same time. Apart from that, Windows 8 showcases ribbon style UI. Most commonly used commands like copy, paste, delete and rename are displayed as buttons. Tabs are also displayed, for instance, 'Share' tab which lists options like zipping, e-mailing and printing files. The 'View' tab lists all commonly used view modes settings like to hide or unhide the preview pane, change the file listing mode or hide or display columns in the listing. Other tabs include Library Tools, Disk Tools and Picture Tools tab. In addition to this, you can notice the changes in the font and minimalistic status bar.

The other things to notice in the upcoming Windows 8 are the Windows 8 Gadgets. Windows 8 Gadgets are being developed as small utilities for the Windows 8-based computers, which can help you to perform various tasks on your computer. These gadgets can provide you easy access to various information including the weather report, CPU performance, daily news and more. While some gadgets might be a part of Windows 8 and may come pre-installed when you install Windows 8 on your computer. In addition to these default gadgets, other tech support providing companies can also offer you hundreds of other useful gadgets for Windows 8. With these gadgets you can get your system information along with updates from social networking websites, Sensex updates, weather updates, etc. on your desktop screen. Some of the popular Windows 8 Gadgets are All CPU Meter Gadget, System Monitor Gadget, Unread Mail Gadget, App Launcher Gadget and more.

Thus, overall it can be expected that Windows 8 can revolutionize the Windows operating system with its exceptional features in terms of speed, web browsing, multimedia, desktop management, networking and more.

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Charles Wayne, a user of Windows operating system is overwhelmed by the amazing features of yet to be launched Windows 8 operating system. In this article, her thoughts about Windows 8 News.

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