Features Of Windows 8
It has been more than 25 years since we first saw an operating system from Microsoft called Windows 1.0. Since then, Microsoft released many operating systems and the latest in this list is Windows 8.1. While some of these operating systems won the hearts of millions, majority of people hated many others. In this post, we will look at some of the important operating systems released by the software giant.
After the release of Windows 1.0, we saw the software giant releasing Windows 2.0 and then 3.0. Then came Windows 95 in the year 1995 and Windows 98 in 1998. The year 2000 saw the release of the Millennium edition, which did not go well with the users. Then, in the year 2001, Microsoft released one of their best operating systems, the Windows XP. The year 2006 saw the release of Windows Vista and after two years Windows 7. The operating system was a huge success and everyone was anticipating for something even better from Microsoft. However, Windows 8, released in 2012, disappointed many Windows fans. Even though Microsoft expected most of the users to upgrade to Windows 8, only a few users were ready for the upgrade.
The earlier versions of Windows depended more on commands for executing various functions. The later versions had graphical user interface, which was much more user friendly. The earlier versions of Windows operating systems had a single desktop interface. This interface has the basic shortcut icons and taskbar that has a Start button in it. However, after an upgrade to Windows 8, you will find considerable difference in various functions. Windows 8 operating system comes with a dual interface where you can switch between the traditional desktop interface and the metro interface.
Windows Operating Systems
Now, the latest among the operating systems, Windows 8, comes with live and interactive tiles. Once you upgrade to Windows 8, you can harness the features of the metro interface as well as the desktop interface. Even though you will find the traditional task bar in the operating system, the Start menu that was loved by all is absent in Windows 8. This has confused many users as they find it difficult to access the various settings in the operating system. Within a year, Microsoft came up with solutions for customer complaints on Windows 8 and released Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 has the Start button and functions much better than its predecessors. Even though an upgrade to Windows 8 could cost you around $200 for the professional version, Windows 8.1 upgrade from Windows 8 can be done free of cost.
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