Yeah! Seriously, I got no clue the areas and parts where we have put Windows 7 and Windows 8 head to head on a bout. Most often than not, the results have unanimously favored the new edition from the Microsoft stable in Windows 8.
Windows 8 is not out in all its glory but however eager enthusiasts did a get a taste of what to expect from the Windows 8 Developer Preview. The new interface would be the first real glaring change that users get subject to, because like its predecessors, it does not have a traditional start menu and desktop instead, you would be greeted by the more fun looking Metro tile interface. These tiles can seems like a living puzzle that occasionally gets updated with the latest news, updates from around the world. It is a fresh approach which can seem a bit confusing in the beginning because this is something totally different that the users are subject to. With time, however, it can be one of the friendliest desktop that you would have come across ever.
Windows 7 Vs Windows 8 – performance Evaluation
Even in the performance fronts, it has been widely touted that the capabilities of Windows 8 clearly beats Windows 7 by far. You could argue that the tests or the reviews are based on the Windows 8 developer version, which is true but yet the results that these benchmarks came up with are stunning.
The benchmark done by the people at Lifehacker has revealed that the performance of Windows 8 is faster. To test Windows 7 and Windows 8, the benchmark team assigned systems with equal computing power, they both had an over clocked 3.8 GHz i7 machine that had 6GB of RAM, the hard disk size was 2TB, an GeForce 9800 Nvidia GT graphics card and connected to the internet with a speed of 20Mbps.
They found that the boot time, decompression and compression of files all decreased with Windows 8. Movie Encoding was also faster. The other big advantage that Windows 8 had when compared with Windows 7 was the presence of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) that aided the security layer when the computer booted up.
These tests and their results talk for themselves and so, we have Windows 8 as the clear winner among the two.