Windows 8 It is an operating system from the Microsoft Windows family, produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including office and commercial computers, and media center computers.
Users have high hopes for Microsoft, which disappointed them in the previous version, Windows 7, which did not add Much to the user except for an elegant interface that requires the purchase of a new computer.
Microsoft owns the lion’s share of the operating systems share in the world, about 92 percent, and it relies on it to ensure its unchallenged market control.
The official version
was released for sale on October 26, 2012, and Microsoft launched Earlier in the same year, the manufacturers version for companies that would launch their devices with the new operating system
version 8.1 was officially launched for sale on October 18, 2013, after the RTM version was launched for testing in September 2013, after version 8.0 met strong dissatisfaction with Microsoft Windows users
also Windows has witnessed several developments in the graphical interface and technical characteristics of the system alike. It will be in order.
Use all programs that were running on Windows 7 without any problems.
Adding a new feature “reset and refresh the device” that is simple and easy to replace the system restore.
System Update alerts will appear at the bottom right of the screen.
And updated task management system that terminates applications running in the background.
Multi-touch support for Internet Explorer 10.
also Improved zoom feature.
and Typing on the keyboard with two thumbs is optional.
Synchronization between all Windows 8 devices owned by the user.
Support for updates will continue to copy developers.
Providing “Metro” interface applications and classic applications in the App Store.
Updated the login interface to support in addition to the password the password and the system for clicking on a custom image.
The system will include a built-in virus controller.
ARM devices will be supported.
Adding the Cloud Computing application, which Microsoft calls OneDrive, which was formerly OneDrive, to upload and share personal files, as well as features for adjusting the screen, background, metro interface color, and its theme.
It also remains to point out that many of the features that you love in the Windows system will remain as they are, such as the “Command Prompt”, as well as for those who love shortcuts, the shortcuts will remain CTRL + C, CTRL + V, and most importantly CTRL + Z.
The hardware requirements
so far are similar to System 7 requirements, a 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of memory, 16 GB of hard disk space, and a graphics card of 128 MB capable of handling DirectX 9 library, as these requirements are similar. Microsoft recently announced the requirements for Windows. 8 for tablets, which are as follows:
- Windows 8 tablets must have 5 buttons (power on – screen rotation control – two volume buttons – windows button)
- Screen resolution must be 1366 x 768
- HD camera with 720p resolution,
- Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 2.0 port
- , at least 10 GB of storage space,
- short-wave radio, NFC,
- touch screen, supports 5 fingers and above
- , sensors for device position and accelerometer,
requirements, Windows 8 requirements
, version: 32-bit 64-bit
processor: 1 GHz 32-bit 1 GHz 64-bit
RAM: 1 GB 2 GB
Graphics Card: DirectX graphics device with WDDM driver
Hard disk space: “16 GB free space 20 GB free space
Windows 8.1 (previously called Blue) is a Windows Free Update 8, which was officially launched on October 17, 2013, this update will bring back the famous Start button on the Windows desktop, in addition to new features such as Internet Explorer 11 and the ability to boot directly to the traditional desktop and new installed applications, which the user will notice himself if upgrading to the new version 8.1 note that The update is available in the Windows Store for free or on the Microsoft website page, where the company supports the transition from Windows 8 to 8.1 via the Internet directly