If you are not living under a rock, there is a great chance that you will catch the wind of Microsoft’s latest OS. Those people who are eager to see what this new operating system is all about got their first opportunity to take a peek back in the month of February when Microsoft released its Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
There was a report that millions of downloads were taking place on the very first day of the preview’s release. However, many users were shocked by the major changes they saw.
So, if you are interested to know more, this article will tell you what’s new in Windows 8 and how does it differ from Windows 7.
Windows 7 vs. Windows 8: Metro Interface and Touch
The fundamental difference between the two operating systems lies in their interface. Once you start interacting with the Metro Interface of the Windows 8, I can guarantee that you’ll surely notice the difference. Metro is bold and new to Windows 8. You can change the color scheme of Metro anytime according to your likes. Another noticeable feature of Metro is that it is scalable.
The easiest way to make a significant comparison of Windows 7 vs. Windows 8 memory use is to install both the OS in a machine that
runs on 1GB RAM and then compare them after they have been rebooted several number of times. In the end, you will see that Windows 8 is doing quite well compared to Windows 7.
Researches says that even though both the operating system works on the same hardware, the startup time of Windows 8 was 40 percent faster than that of Windows 7. Also, the memory footprint of Windows 8 is comparatively better (10 to 20 percent) than that
of the other.
When it comes to the comparison of both the operating systems in terms of security, Windows 8 has an important feature known as Lock Screen where you can use an interesting password called as picture password.
There are many other differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8. To read more on the topic just browse through other articles on the site.