Blog » Review of Windows 8 Developer
Posted on 10 Oct 2011 07:01
Windows 8 Developer is now available for download and use. It is in prebeta at this stage meaning that it should only be installed on a computer that is not being use for other reasons. Here are some more details on the release.
First of all anyone can legally download and install this right now. This is the time to try out all of this on that spare computer. It must have graphics that are high enough to handle the operating system.
If you wish to test it on a tablet, then you must have a tablet that has a minimum requirement for specs. The display must have a 1024 by 600. Most tablets today come with that. The aspect ratio should be 16:9 in order to see the operating system at its best.
Desktop or Laptop
When you install the Windows 8 operating system on a desktop or laptop you must have these minimum requirements. Any 32-bit or 64-bit computer must have at least 1GB for the 32-bit computer and 2GB for a 64-bit system.
What is it Like?
- The start menu is gone with Windows 8.
- The Spell Checker is in all aspects of the Operating system
- The layout of the system and folders in a tabbed system that makes Windows 8 visually based.
- Windowed tabs are gone forever.
- Touch Screen is emphasized over the mouse.
- Windows 8 loads far faster.
The interface does include an option to go back to “classic mode” as Windows 7 had. The difference is that “classic mode” that it offers is based on Windows 7. If that was a good experience, then you should not be bothered at all by the change.
Windows 8 offers some improvements and some new changes that might be a bit disconcerting. You can download Windows 8 developer now for you to try out and see for yourself.
About the Author: Nicole Rodgers has been blogging in the technology, computing and automotive industries for three years. Whenever she purchases a new gadget she makes sure to check an online store like Newegg for the best price. Also, whenever she has new technology in hand she likes to blog about it. She always uses a wordpress jquery slider so she can blog quickly and effectively.
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