Sunday, June 24, 2012


It is an interesting Sunday.  Yep. My home desktop is migrated to Windows8 OS. Cool stuff. As the end user, Top 3 remarkable points are:

1. Metro UI style
The Metro environment will feature a new tile-based Start screen similar to that of the Windows Phone operating system. Each tile will represent an application, and will be able to display relevant information such as the number of unread messages on the tile for an e-mail app or the current temperature on a weather application. Metro-style applications run in full-screen, and are able to share information between each other using "contracts" 

2. Jet speed startup and shutdown

Felt like a sub second response during Windows 8 start up and shut down process.  It is kind of thrilling experience for earlier Windows version users.  Isn't it cool?

3. App Store model
Windows Store is an upcoming digital distribution platform developed by Microsoft Corporation as part of Windows 8 for Metro style applications. The Windows Store will also allow developers to advertise their desktop applications. It will support both free and paid applications, with the paid applications ranging from $1.49 to $999.99. Developers will also be able to offer free trials. The Windows Store was made available concurrently with the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview which was released on February 29, 201.

Yet to explore as the developer; Just downloaded its SDK and installed VS2012 Express RC for Windows8.. Letz see!!!

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