Windows 8 Professional is the latest OS to come from Microsoft and it comes with brilliant features that will make you fall in love with it. This operating system takes your computing experience to the next level with access to everything you need right at your fingertips. Windows 8 is designed to be vibrant and beautiful with the start screen available right on the desktop screen. The tiles in the start screen automatically light up when the latest info is updated. You can install this operating system on personal computers such as laptops, tablets, home theater PCs and home or office desktops.
Use actions such as swipe, tap, click and zoom to get access to your favorite apps, websites, folders, person or playlist quickly. Share photos, videos and files with your friends easily by using the integrated options built into the operating system. Avoid the hassle of copying what you want to share, opening other websites and pasting it into them. Windows 8 focuses more on touch screen capabilities in order to improve its user experience especially among mobile devices and computers.
Windows 8 is generally much faster than its predecessor and uses the new Hybrid Boot mode to help your computer start up quickly. For devices using USB 3.0, Windows 8 provides native support which allows you to transfer data faster and better power management for additional devices. When moving or copying files now enjoy control over every action with the ability pause file transfers and manage conflicts when copying. The new Storage Spaces feature allows you to make virtual drives by combining hard disks of different sizes to enhance functionality. The Task Manager has been revamped to include a new processes tab to display currently running applications and background processes with options to view fewer or more details.
Windows 8 comes with added security features to ensure your personal files and data are secure and only accessible by those authorized. The two new authentication methods are tailored for use on touchscreen devices with the PIN numbers and picture password. Integrated System Recovery is provided through new Reset and Refresh functions. The new integrated Family Safety software allows you to activate Parental Control features to monitor and prevent your children from accessing sites containing adult content. Windows 8 comes with added antivirus capabilities to the Windows Defender to ensure proper security while the Secure Boot functionality protects against malware infecting the boot process.
The main difference between Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro is the use BitLocker technology which helps keep your information secure and the Remote Desktop Connection feature which allows you to access your personal computer when you are on the move. Windows 8 Pro also allows you connect to your corporate or social network with Domain join. Windows 8 comes with the proper license for one system only and supports upgrade from original XP, Vista, Win 7.
On touch screen computers you can pinch and stretch to zoom in and out and get a global view of everything on your desktop. Slide back and forth to find what you are looking for. Swipe in from the left to switch between apps and swipe in from the right to get back to the Start screen or to gain access to things you do often. Swipe in from the bottom to see navigation controls for the app you are currently using.