Articles,

Windows 8 Vs. Windows 7: Caught The Benefits for Your Device

2 m read
QArea Team
QArea Team Marketing Manager
November 8, 2012
Share on
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Windows 8 is a new gift of Microsoft to users. The main difference from the previous version is new interface style for touchscreens: laptops, PC or tablet. Windows 7 was greeted with fans applause, but Windows 8 version is an effort to show that Windows can run on iPad-like tablets. Let’s consider some improvements Windows 8 bring to your tablet.

Touch screen. Of course, the main difference is user interface with touch support. You can enjoy new built-in intelligence which will show you what you are trying to find even when close windows and try to select menu items. If you don’t use touch-screen devices Windows 8 also successfully runs on non-touch screens.

Improvement multiple monitor support. Now users can operate multiple screens at the same time. For instance, you can have the Start Screen and desktop on different monitors or desktop and task bar on both screens.

Sharing. Users can easy share items between UI applications with built into Windows 8’s Modern UI Social networking.

Refresh and reset features. For most of the users a process of Windows reinstallation took lots of efforts, but now thanks to this feature you can be sure any data, settings or apps won’t being lost during reinstallation.

Microsoft Charms. They let user to easy access the Start Screen on a touch device and to prominent it you need to move mouse to the right-hand side of the screen.

Arm support. Windows 8 supports devices running on ARM architecture. Microsoft aims to make Windows widely available to complete with Android tablets and iPad.

Microsoft Windows Store. This is a new opportunity given by Microsoft to enrich users. So now you can get desktops or Modern UI apps either free or paid, as well as any updates like in Android or iOS.

Cloud integration. Microsoft made cloud integration central to Windows 8 giving potential to sync data to SkyDrive. For example, Microsoft syncs browsing history in IE, you also can share photos across multiple PCs.

Conclusion

This is not the completed list of features new Windows 8 powers their users. Such tools as New dialog box for file copying, Account sync and more can become very useful and make life easier for specific audience. At that time lots of people find these improvements superfluous as for Windows and view as an attempt to copy Android or iOS. Anyway, the set of features was expanded; the system was reached a better level. So use or not to use depends on you only.

Check out our related articles:

 

The Changes That The Next Windows Can Bring

QArea .NET Experts at Windows Marketplace Conference

What you need to know about Windows Phone 7 

 

Share on
Privacy Preference Center
Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies Always Active

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Cookies used

Google Analytics
Functional Cookies

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Cookies used

Test Second Test
Targeting Cookies

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

More Information

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.