According to Microsoft, Windows 8 offers the most comprehensive OS upgrade since Windows 95. "From the chipset to the user experience, Windows 8 brings a new range of capabilities without compromise".This new OS will include a new task manager that will allow users to view statistics, such as CPU usage, memory usage and performance for both apps and processes. The company has also modified the Control Panel in Windows 8
The next generation of Microsoft's operating system has a host of new features -
A personalised lock screen displays unread emails, some notification icons and a clock.
It lets you see your apps and content in a glance on the start screen. The new Metro interface is subdivided into blocks or "Live Tiles," as Microsoft calls.
Touch interactive tiles display immediate data - email services, social networking sites, IM apps and other information sources.It allows you to pick files you want to send or share. A user can easily select and email photos from different places, such as Facebook, Flickr or his computer's hard drive.
The Metro IE 10 browser brings a start screen for quick access to the Websites frequently used by the user
It shows large buttons that help you type on the touch keyboard. It automatically suggests words as you type and presents a large Insert key right on the keyboard.
One can also select a split layout so that you could more easily type with your thumbs.