Windows 8 is the upcoming operating system of Microsoft and has lots of new features included in it when compared to its predecessor, Windows 7. This article illustrates some of these new features of Windows 8.
Customizable start menu in Windows 8
In Windows 8, you will be able to customize your startup menu according to your needs and preferences. You will be able to add tiles for email, calendar, music, Netflix, and may more things. It also enables users to view live information from Windows 8 metro based applications.
Introduction of snap multitasking
The introduction of snap multitasking in Windows 8 has simplified the feature of multitasking. It enables users to run two applications side by side, switch between them and resize them. In Windows 7, a separate dialog window would’ve opened up for each file copy job where as in Windows 8, all copy jobs are integrated in to a single dialog box. In Windows 8, you will also be able to stop, pause or resume any copy operations, thereby giving you more control over what you are doing. Windows 8 copy dialog box will have a real time graphical display for each copy operations. All of these provide an enhanced copy experience for Windows 8 users. The control panel of Windows 8 also has an entirely new look. It is incorporated with new options like privacy, search, share, notification, search and users.
Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 10 is designed to provide faster browsing through hardware acceleration. It also has in its offering a rapid gesture based zoom, web site navigation and pan.
Windows 8 is equipped with two touch keyboards
Microsoft has included two touch keyboards in Windows 8, one of which is the traditional keyboard and the other meant for non-touch typist. They also have attempted to make their virtual keyboard faster. It has a spell checker and will also suggest words which you are going to type. Windows 8 provides support for USB 3.0 which is around 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
Enhanced support for multiple monitors
Windows 8 offers enhanced support for multiple monitors. In Windows 8 it will be very easy to switch between multiple monitors. The primary monitor will be having a Start button where as the secondary monitor will be having a switch button.
That’s all with the Windows 7 vs Windows 8 comparison regarding their features. Thanks for reading!