Microsoft finally released the latest operating system Windows 8 in BUILD conference attended by thousands of application developers in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday (13/09/2011). President of Microsoft's Windows Division, Stefen Sinofsky said Windows 8 as the major changes since Windows 95.
"It was like a different system," Sinofsky said that previously had experienced lead the development of Windows 7. "Fast, flexible, fresh, and full of energy," he said. In
his presentation, he explained that Windows 8 will indeed offer a new
experience compared to the previous operating system that supports
full-featured touch screen and can be used in all kinds of good devices
and tablet PCs.
From the new view, the operating system presents a fresh menu like Windows Phone 7. The
first screen presents a collection of information directly from the
applications in use and the menus are arranged neatly with a design
called the Metro. From
the start menu, its consumer can also directly access the list of
friends in social networking and menus favorites sufficiently shift the
screen with the touch of a finger.
This software also supports various hardware platforms. Unlike
previous Windows versions that support only the x86 processor
architecture, Windows 8 also supports the ARM chip that is widely used
in tablet devices generally. Form of devices will be much more sleek and thin and will have a longer battery life.
the previous operating system to force users always open the
application one by one, on Windows 8 has inter-application collaboration began
to be applied. For example through a feature that allows users to access email information, Twitter, and social networking in one view.
Currently, Windows 8 are newly introduced to the developers because the new version of the developer preview. There is no certainty when this software will begin to be distributed to the market. Still have to go through the beta, release candidate, and release to manufacturing, before being distributed. "We make sure the quality first and it is not dependent on deadlines," says Sinofsky.