Out with the Old, in with the New

Windows 8 is the new user interface that came out on October 26, 2012 that closely resembles the interface of the Windows 8 phone. The new high-tech operating system of Windows 8 is packed full of great features from the cool live tiles that allows each user to stay up to date on stock exchange rates and weather updates, to sports news updates and so much more. The ability to multi-task is a great new feature introduced to Windows 8 users that allows each user to have their desktop program open while using a different app alongside of it. The charms bar that was recently added in Windows 8 allows users to search for anything they are looking for, as well as a share button that allows the user to share almost anything on their screen with their friends, a device button that allows the user to link up a device, and lastly, a settings button. The left side of the charms bar allows the user to see the time, date, battery status and internet status.

If you are sitting on the fence on whether or not Windows 8 is better than Windows 7, here are some facts to consider. Windows 8 provides a built in antivirus protection and is faster at starting up/shutting down than Windows 7. Another new feature added to Windows 8 that was not in Windows 7 is the Windows app store that allows users to download free and paid apps to operate on their personal computers.  Switching from Windows 7 to Windows 8, you will want to be willing to get used to a new interface. It is said that for some, the learning curve is steep, but for people of the newer generation, they catch on very quickly. If you are interested in learning more about Windows 8, follow this link for a demo made by Microsoft.

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