Let’s have a Windows 7 vs Windows 8 review and decide.
Given below is the Windows 7 vs Windows 8 comparison of features. Read through to know what Microsoft has brought as the big change in its new operating system.
Windows 7 supported the touch screen partially only, but with Windows 8, users will see much matured versions of touch screens. After installing Windows 8, you will notice that the programs are launched in it accurately and quickly from the tiles instead from the menus as in earlier versions of Windows. They include an enhanced handwriting recognition system and use the on-screen built-in keyboard like those available with smartphones. But this doesn’t mean users can’t use the traditional keyboard and mouse, that too is possible.
Windows 8 has the Metro UI from where users can locate any targeted program easily and click on the Start button for returning to the Start page and even more.
It is much easier in Windows 8 to access multiple-screen. Multi task lovers, who prefer complete customization of each screen, would just love this option.
In Windows 8, users can copy the Windows 8 to a USB drive and load its image on any other Windows 7 computer or Windows 8 based computer. With this feature, identical computer environment can be brought back home which shall change the way people work.
Windows 8 will now include Windows store like the Android Market and Apple store. Users can purchase stuff from the Windows store to use it on their
Windows 8 machine.
Replacing the old NTFS, Windows 8 has introduced “Protogon” which gives a more efficient platform.
Some other features
Windows 8 has a new “Hybrid Boot” option, using “advanced hibernation functionality” on shutdown that minimizes the startup time. Other new features are ribbon interface for Explorer, Modern Reader, task manager called Modern Task manager, and native ISPO mounting, Internet Explorer 10 with advanced features etc. The IE 10 in Windows 8 takes advantage of the hardware acceleration for speedy browsing and enhanced performance.
So these are some improvements in Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8. And this is why it is different from other versions of Windows.