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Sep 4, 2012

What’s New in Windows 8?

As you have seen that Microsoft has offered bait in terms of Windows 8 features to users, it is totally up to them how they take it. Windows 8 is undoubtedly the most versatile and advanced operating system from Microsoft. However, a thorough look into its features may change your decision of not upgrading to it (only if you were thinking so). However, you should upgrade to Windows 8 for a wholesome new experience, which is definitely absent from Windows 7 and previous versions.
WinRT – Windows Runtime (WinRT) is a developers’ toolset that will allow them to develop Metro-style apps for their customers. WinRT is a rich suite of Windows APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that will enable developers to create both Desktop and Metro-style apps using a comprehensive set of XAML, HTML, C, C++, C#, JavaScript, VB, Win32, .Net, and CSS among other languages.
SoC and ARM – Windows 8 will now support Advanced RISC Machine (ARM) and System on Chip (SoC) designs in addition to the x86 architectures. The ARM and SoC architectures will be from Texas Instruments, NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD. The SoC design compatibility will fuel a major change in the world of operating systems. With SoC integration, the power consumption required to boot or run a computing device will be greatly reduced, leading to the enhanced battery life for a laptop, minimized power expenditure, and faster CPU performance for desktop computers.
Besides, the size of computing devices such as laptops, Netbooks, tablets, and Notebooks etc. could be reduced greatly, leading to the development of smarter, faster, thinner and smaller devices. Besides, the ARM-driven Windows 8 will now be able to support Metro-style and full desktop apps. The ARM support will now bring the cutting-edge hardware –accelerated media playback, web surfing using Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, graphics, and multi-display desktops among other things.
Inbuilt Antivirus Protection – Windows 8 incorporates a built-in antivirus protection to prevent online threats like viruses, spyware, or other malware from exploiting the vulnerabilities of your computer. Besides, it prevents a virus- or malware-loaded USB device from being intruded into your computer.

Therefore, if you insert a virus-infected USB drive into Windows 8, your computer will not boot up no matter what you do. You will have to take it out in order to make sure that Windows 8 boots. So, finally there is an operating system that takes care of your computer’s health and prevents any external intrusion via such devices or the Internet.

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