Windows 8 brings in immense change in the OS User Interface. A touch friendly grid and block design which is inspired by Microsoft's “Metro" design code. With an all new Start Screen. Yes, the Start Menu has vanished in the Windows 8.It also integrates various apps and a digital app marketplace (Windows Store) alike Google Play or Apple Store. Imminent technologies like USB 3.0, NFC (Near Field Communication) and Cloud Computing gets lot of impetus with the Windows 8. The BIOS has been replaced with UEFI which facilitates a much secure and robust boot environment. Alongside all these potentially customer-centric customizations there has been a change which might turn users off. Windows 8 no longer supports playing DVDs via Windows Media Player, due to certain licensing issues.
Windows 8 received mixed reactions from its early accepters. While few patrons swore by the secure, robust environment and the unique user interface of Windows 8. Few first time users complained about a non-user friendly and “confusing" design. However, it will be too early to say that Windows 8 is not successful. But going by Microsoft's sales index for the first quarter of 2013. We can say that it is yet to get a sustainable grip of the market!
So that was Windows 8 in a nutshell for you. Keep watching this space for more news and views about Windows 8.