In Windows 8 users noticed that Microsoft removed prominent Start button from Windows desktop. Microsoft executives explained that many Windows users do not use the Start button. An increasing number rely more on pinning favorite apps to their taskbar or they use keyboard shortcuts to access most used programs. So Microsoft introduced a tiled Start screen as part of the new Metro interface. The tiled Start screen is actually the start menu as part of new design. But still users may miss it because it was really easy and familiar to find and start programs. Samsung is bringing back a new stylish Start button in Windows 8 that is called as S Launcher.
In September 13, 2011 Windows 8 Developer Preview was released. On 29 February 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8 Consumer Preview. On May 31, 2012, Windows 8 Release Preview was released to the public by Microsoft. The release to manufacturing (RTM) is expected in August 2012 although Windows 8 will be available to users in October.
Windows 8 release preview is smoother and more responsive. Apps snap opening, and switching between apps is immediate. The People and Photos hubs integrate with multiple social services e.g. Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Flickr. You can save photos locally from Facebook or Flickr in the Photos hub. Everything is big, bright, smooth and beautiful in Windows 8 release preview. Windows 8 Release Preview supports Flash plugin in Metro Style Internet Explorer 10 Application. Three new Metro-style applications e.g. Sports, Travel, and News have been added.
I think the change is great. Doesn’t matter if we have to search for apps, things or options on new Windows but it will add interest in the new Windows. People claim, now its hard to find options to do stuff in Windows 8. I think its fun to explore and try new things at Windows 8. Anyways here it is for you. From below you can check compatibility of your devices and software with Windows 8 release preview, read requirements, and install instructions are given as well. Download Windows 8 release preview which is more stable, smoother, bring few new features and more. Windows 8 license key is also given below.
Full windows 8 consumer preview is available for free to download and install in web based and ISO formats. Before you decide to install windows 8, see windows photo and video gallery, read system requirements and new features of windows 8 and run a system and apps compatibility test for windows 8 [links at end of post]. These information and tests will enable you to decide that your system is ready for windows 8 or not and the right download for you.
Windows 8 has been reimagined and reinvented from the solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. Windows 8 consists of all-new touch interface which makes it Windows for new devices. Windows 8 is much faster, fluid and smooth than previous versions of windows.
Windows 8 has been reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. Windows 8 is new Windows for new devices. Watch windows 8 new features and enhancements in action.
Windows 8 upgrade adviser will check if your PC can run windows 8 and select the right download for you. Windows 8 advisor is not a separate program. It comes with the windows 8 consumer preview setup. Windows 8 consumer preview setup will first check to see if your PC can run windows 8 consumer preview and select the right download. Windows 8 Consumer Preview setup features a compatibility report and upgrade assistance. Windows 8 consumer preview setup will not run on Windows XP. It will give a message of “The Platform is not supported” on Windows XP. Download windows 8 upgrade advisor.