The release of the most promising computing innovation for the future, Windows 8 is just around the corner and most of you might already be gearing up for the exciting experience of Windows 8 transfer. The Immersive Browser and the Metro UI have been the focus of a lot of debates the past couple of months and at this point of time, all we can hope is that if the promises made by Microsoft comes true, Windows 8 is sure to be a landmark in the world of computers. In this post, we’ve something surprising for you (may not be so for Linux fans!).
Below detailed are the various features Microsoft’s brainchild has ostensibly borrowed from Linux.
The File Copy Dialog
The file copy dialog is by no means something new in Windows. But incorporations such as graphs indicating the progress of file transfers and the ability to pause them have long been part of Linux platforms. Those who’re acquainted with Linux’s Dolphin and Nautilus file managers could discern this imitation better. However, that Microsoft has gone a step further to include options for keeping any file transfer errors in the ‘error queue’ seems to be a fairly good innovation.
The Windows To Go Option
The To Go option in Windows 8 provides users an opportunity in creating a bootable Windows 8 environment via a USB 2.0/3.0 flash drive. You could
even unplug the drive, thereby freezing the OS temporarily until you plug it back. This technology has been heard about and employed for quite some time in Linux platforms, but hasn’t fared that well. Hope Windows 8 would revolutionize the concept.
The Much Hyped Metro UI
The Metro UI is surely ‘the most’ advertised feature of Windows 8. And most of you would have had a taste of it in the Consumer preview of the OS. Well, there are quite many folks who say that the feature was tried out in Linux distros, Ubuntu and GNOME platforms a couple of years back. For such users, this incorporation may not be that big an excitement. But for everyone else the Windows 8 Metro UI shall undoubtedly be an altogether adventurous way of working on a computing device. At the very least, making a Metro styled interface the default view of an OS is not as simple as that, and Microsoft’s attempt in this direction is indeed laudable.
Well, that’s all for now about Windows 8.
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