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Microsoft Windows 8: A new-look operating system
Microsoft Windows is an operating system that dominates the personal computer market, as about 90 percent of all the PCs work on windows operating system, while the remaining ten percent works on Linux and Mac operating systems. And now the giant of operating systems company Microsoft has come up with its latest version of its successful operating system - Microsoft Windows 8.

THE NEW Microsoft Windows 8 operating system has a new look and feel, and will also help in bridging the gap between PCs, smart-phones and tablets. Microsoft Windows 8 is an operating system for those who were waiting for a high-performance mobile operating systems like Android and iOS. This operating system supports the quick boot on mobile devices and loads and closes the apps quickly.

The new features in the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system are:

Increase in performance – This operating system offers a fabulous boot time of eight seconds. And if you are not using any application that has been opened then it will be suspended, so that it won't take up your computer's hardware resources.

Picture lock screen – This term is familiar with business professionals and this new windows OS has improved a lot over the older version of the lock version. The special feature is that you can use a 'picture password' here, you need to make some specific gesture on a picture, for example if you are using a persons picture then you can tap their nose or swipe their arms, etc., and this will unlock your computer. Rather than entering a pin you can use this picture password.

Home screen – usually, the the smart-phones with windows OS, have the applications which are displayed as a set of tiles. In the new OS also it will be the same but the icons when highlighted will display a notification that will contain some information about the content of the icon like if you highlight the calendar tile then it will show the upcoming events, if it is your email inbox then it will display the number of unread mails in your inbox etc. And all the tiles can be rearranged in the order you prefer.

Running Apps – this running app is a functionality that is engineered to interact with one another, with this app you can share any video or music that you are watching on the Facebook and send it through a web page in an email.

All the features discussed above are not new to the smart-phone and tablet users, but this Microsoft Windows 8 is a significant step towards the modernization of the personal computers. This operating system gives a facility to run multiple apps side by side. You can split the screen of your PC between two running apps.

The struggling PC makers like Dell and Hewlett-Packard have kept a lot of hope on Microsoft windows 8 operating system. So let's wait and see the impact of Microsoft windows 8 in the market.

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