The New Windows 8 – Which One Should You Use?



The new Windows 8 was just launched in various parts of the world! Windows 8 will be available for download to upgrade existing PCs in more than 140 markets and 37 languages at http://www.windows.com/buy beginning at 12:01 a.m. local time and at retail locations around the world. At retail, Windows 8 will be available in two primary versions — Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro — as well as Windows 8 Enterprise for large organizations. Launching at the same time is a new member of the Windows family — Windows RT — designed for ARM-based tablets and available pre-installed on new devices. In addition to Microsoft Office 2013, Windows RT is designed exclusively for apps in the new Windows Store. Windows 8 features the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives people one-click access to the apps and content they care most about. It also features an entirely new Internet Explorer 10 that is perfect for touch, and built-in cloud capabilities with SkyDrive.

   

What is the minimum requirements for running Windows 8?

System requirements

  • 1 GHz processor or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2
  • 2 GB RAM / 20 GB available hard disk space
  • 1366 × 768 screen resolution
  • DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver
  • To use touch, you need a PC that supports multitouch.

 

Which Windows is right for you?

So without going into the mambo jumbo, which is the right version for you?

Windows RT *

Windows 8 **

Windows 8 Pro

Fluid, intuitive, and easy-to-use interface design that you can easily customize.

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Mail, Calendar, Messaging, Photos, SkyDrive, and other apps are built in with many more apps available at Windows Store.

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Includes Internet Explorer 10 for fast, intuitive browsing.

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Touch-enabled so you can interact with Windows in a whole new way. (Requires a PC that supports multitouch.)

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Mouse and keyboard–enabled so you can be as productive as you need to be.

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Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and Windows Update are included, so you’re up to date and more secure.

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Runs programs you used with previous versions of Windows. ***

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Provides data protection to help keep your information secure. ****

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Enables you to connect to your PC when you’re on the go with Remote Desktop Connection.

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Connects to your corporate network with Domain Join.

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Comes with Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview preinstalled so you can do more out of the box. *****

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Gleeful Gleescaper

Gleeful Gleescaper is passionate about technology and shares interesting and useful stuff that come his way daily. He loves to travel to interesting places and keeps himself updated on technology & gadgets. When relaxing, he loves to sip on a freshly brewed cup of Espresso coffee to the tunes of Bossa Nova and easy Jazz.

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