Unwrapping the Mystery – Microsoft Windows 8 and Why Should I Want It?

In a way, Microsoft Windows 8 represents the dawning of a new age for over 90 percent of the world’s desktop computer users. That figure defines the overwhelming majority of people and businesses who use some form of the Windows operating system, and, importantly, it demonstrates a long record of service and achievements that the company can stand on.

The new operating system is not only a great improvement of previous versions of Windows, including Microsoft Windows 7, but it also acknowledges that Microsoft is opening its technology to the new scope of mobile computing. By the time Windows 8 is officially released to the public in October, Microsoft’s new mobile Surface tablets will also come out, and, additionally, the new Windows smartphones will be issued out by Nokia.

Microsoft Windows 8 will be able to function as the unifying operating system on all these platforms – desktops, tablets and phones – and laptops as well. This ability underscores the power of the new OS and will represent the advance of Microsoft over the other tech companies, including Apple and Google.

Among the many reasons why you should want Microsoft Windows 8 are:

  • You will be entering the new age of computing emphasizing mobile technologies.
  • You will be able to use the same Modern UI on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
  • Windows 8 uses memory resources better and operates much faster than Windows 7.
  • You will have advantages of an expanding Windows ecosystem that includes Skydive, the Windows cloud, and the Windows Store.
  • Sharing files such as documents and pictures will be possible with one or two clicks
  • Security on Microsoft Windows 8 is much improved.
  • Microsoft Windows 8 is easy to use.

New Age of Mobile Technology

Tablets are now functioning in full gear. After Apple polished the technology, they along with Amazon, made the devices popular. The iPod and eReaders took flight. Schools realized the value of using eReaders to hold textbooks and, latter, used the full tablet to hold video lectures as well.  Businesses now use tablets to communicate and exchange files with their employees in the file and they are now seen widely in the media of film and TV.

Most importantly, tablets are becoming the device of choice for typical computer use by millions of consumers. The touch-technologies used on smartphones, also polished and promoted by Apple, are now becoming the norm and the wave of the future. It was only a matter of time before Microsoft would incorporate the new technologies into its products.

Advantages of Microsoft Windows 8

Microsoft Windows 8 represents an improvement over Microsoft Windows 7 not only in terms of better architecture but also from its practical integration into the new mobile technologies. There will be Home and Pro versions of the OS for desktops reflecting regular and business uses. Laptops will also be similarly made with the enhanced Ultrabook laptops receiving Windows 8 Pro operating over multi-core processors. The trackpads on laptops will be able to receive touch gestures similar to those employed on mobile touchscreens.

The new Microsoft Surface tablets will run specially designed apps on the less powerful ARM processors. With longer battery life, the tablets will have their own versions of the Office Suite and other apps from the Microsoft Store.

Are the touch technologies incorporated by Microsoft Windows 8 practical on a dual operating system? Will the public accept an OS that can use mouse and keyboard and access touch-gestures, too? Many in the computer industry think that Microsoft has done an excellent job building the two technologies into Microsoft Windows 8 and its Modern UI. We all look forward to how the public will receive this new combined way of computing in the fall when Windows OS gets it full release.