The new Windows 8 download is already available as a developer version. Actually, the operating system was relaunched as the re-creation of Windows. The operating system has taken many lessons from the way Apple does business, and the way it works as a system. For once, we see that Windows 8 might actually take personal computing one step higher than Apple.
There are some key similarities, and yet there are a huge number of reasons, including less computer repairs, why many are expected to be happy with their computer after an installation of Windows 8. Here is a look at the key similarities and improvements on the Apple way of doing things.
Simplicity of use
Apple was the first to introduce the iPhone. More important than the phone itself, the way we used our iPhone transformed the way we use personal computers. The simplistic see and touch interface became the template for all devices. For those who still struggle with personal computers, the new Windows will be a breath of fresh air. It uses the simple interface we are used to with tablets and phones. You can choose the traditional style if you wish.
The new Windows system is based on a tablet type of system – just as we have mentioned above. The improvement is that this operating system will work on all of your devices. This will mean the operating system for your Windows phone will be the same operating system for your personal computer or laptop. This will make using those devices together a lot easier, and will mean we only need learn a single system – that will finally be a relief.
Apple is introducing iCloud and it is a service. The Windows operating system integrates full browser capabilities into the system. This means there will be many online applications that will work directly on your computer. They will work faster. We already all use cloud computing with our email and even Facebook. There is no reason to be afraid of it. Instead of saving on a single device your files are stored on a server and you can access your files on any device, at any time. No more emailing files or copying files to your phone!
While many developers have been making applications for Windows for a long time, some of them have caused us more trouble than they are worth, especially when they were free and they contained viruses. Microsoft has learnt from Apple and is also introducing an application store. If something is good, why not copy it.
Ease of use
The new operating system is much easier to use. There are fewer steps to do things, and with fewer choices, we can actually get a lot more done. Most importantly, the operating system comes with a reset button. This means the days of a crashing system are gone. We just hit the reset button and our system goes back to the original configuration and we will not lose our files. This will means less calls for help, and better use of your computer support costs.
With years of being plagued by viruses and complications, the new operating system certainly looks like a breath of fresh air for the majority of personal computer users. It looks like it is everything Apple and more.