Windows 8 : the next generation operating system

After the launch of Windows 7 as the new operating system Microsoft started developing Windows 8. It is said that this new operating system which is now under the process of development will be the first amongst its kind that will take over the desktop, laptops as well as mobile computing.

The final version of the Windows 8 operating system is yet to be released. According to sources, it will probably come in the market next year in spring. Commercially, it will be available for the users after a year or so. Nevertheless, Microsoft is creating a lot of interest among the users and they have already held two major events to showcase the various prospects of the new Windows 8.

Windows 8

Till the launch of the Windows 7, all the windows operating system in professional as well as home versions has been dealing with the capabilities in networking and security. But with this new operating system from Microsoft, the focus has been more on how the user will interact with their personal computer or laptop or tablets. Windows 8 will enable the users to use touch screens, mouse and keyboards to operate although not every legacy program may work with the touch screens.

With the release of this operating system, Microsoft will give us the ultimate portable edition of the Windows OS. The interface of this operating system will be more touch sensitive so the users would need to touch the screen in order to get around the various features and controls of the windows. This OS would be less geared for the keyboard and mouse usages.

Apart from the home and professional version for desktop and laptop usages, there will probably be a specially designed tablet version of the Windows 8. This will definitely be another aspect of the changing relationship with our personal computers.

At the beginning of this year, we hardly knew anything about Windows 8 but today any user can free download a Developer Preview of this operating system for trying it out. The free downloadable version of the Windows 8 operating system is now available in both 32 bit and 64 bit. So users can easily download any or both these versions to check out how this new operating system works. These versions are available widely for downloads on the internet. So hurry up. Why wait? Try the new generation operating system. More user-friendly with innovative features, Windows 8 will definitely be your choice in the near future.


Aparna is a senior web designer with Ray Creations and writes regularly on Ray Creations network sites. She has many years of web design experience.

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