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Difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8


Posted Date: 26-Feb-2012  Last Updated:   Category: Windows 8    
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Read this article to know difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8. If we compare Windows 7 and Windows 8 features then both operating systems have many difference and comparisons. Windows 8 is representing many new features in comparison to Windows 7 operating system. Moreover, you can also know Windows 7 and Windows 8 features comparison.

It is known to everyone that Windows 8 will be officially public this year. Windows 8 pre beta version is creating buzz in market such that people are anxious to know Windows 8 new features and willing to download Windows 8 consumer preview which will going to be out on 29th February 2012. Before going to proceed for Windows 8 consumer preview download, you need to know what's new in Windows 8 and what difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is? Going through all minor differences will be quite difficult, but for customer's knowledge, I am trying to figure out all those features which is not there in Windows 7. If we compare Windows 7 with Windows 8 features then we can easily say that a good work has been done by Microsoft by inheriting some features of Windows 7 and including some additional functionality in it from latest technologies. Windows 8 release date is also in speculation that when it will be public, officially? But release date is too far, so till then read comparison and difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8


Microsoft Windows has already demonstrated Windows 8 preview of its new features in Microsoft conference Build. Though, it is the fact that the shown demonstrations are not yet completed. There are some key differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 which are given here below-

If we talk about Windows 7 operating system, then no doubt it is good operating system to experience. It is among second best OS liked by the world after the Windows XP. Windows 7 includes many fabulous features which are creating history but no doubt, it also has some troublesome which is making people think of switching to Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 on the other hand, has been tried to be the operating system for tablets to televisions. Microsoft Windows has already ruled the desktops and laptops and its next target is tablets, ultra books and televisions. The differences which Microsoft Windows brings to Windows 8 in comparison to Windows 7 are as follows-

Windows Touch friendly features


The main difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 comes with its metro style interface that provides live title of rectangle shape which has replaced the icon pattern in Windows 8. In Windows 7 operating system, software shortcuts are in the form of icons. As far as the touch interface is concerned then Windows 7 supports touch interface but not that much, what was expected. So, Windows 8 comes with true touch interface for Metro style apps. It is fast way of accessing data by using an improved on-screen keyboard and handwriting recognition.

Windows ARM processor support


Windows 7 is fully compatible and supportive for x86 processors which is build for traditional home computers but the hint of Windows 8 operating system has changed this current scenario such that Windows 8 offers support for devices running on ARM processor. ARM processor designs are used for growing number of devices. Microsoft Windows is excited to implement ARM processor in its upcoming devices.

Windows based cloud computing


Earlier, it was not possible to store large amount of data on servers but cloud computing have made it possible. Windows 7 is not representing cloud based services but Windows 8 does. We know that Microsoft Windows will come with central cloud integration in Windows 8 operating system. It is representing synchronized data for a Skydrive which interface settings between PC's browsing and other photos which is being shared among multiple platforms.

Windows based apps store


Windows 8 operating system introduces new app store in which different apps is implemented for various devices and settings on right of the screen. The settings section includes contextual apps like volume, brightness, restart and power options. You can share content, links, app reviews, contacts, metro apps, facebook and twitter applications with your friends or colleagues. Windows 8 store offers both desktop apps and ecosystem for developers. On the other hand, Windows 7 OS is missing all these features.

Windows Start button replaced


On one side, Windows 8 is inheriting Windows 7 features like using same tile interface as used in Windows Phone 7 but on the other hand Windows 8 hints to Windows start button replacement. It is creating flexibility such that only best possible outputs are selected from Windows 7 and others are considered on basis of future predication.

Multiple monitors support in Windows


Microsoft announced that customers can use more than one monitor to connect with Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8 PC management allows customers to use multiple monitors at same time. It means Windows 8 offers flexibility by allowing start screen at one monitor and desktop in another. Customer can also choose taskbar on both screens with different icons on each monitor. Moreover, you can play with background images as well by changing it separate on each monitor. Such support is not available with Windows 7 operating system.

I hope, now customers can understand the comparison and difference between Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating system. It will help customers to experience features for which they are looking for in Windows 8 operating system.

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