Windows 8

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Chapter 1 I. Introduction:
¹ Windows 8 is a Microsoft operating system that is designed for home users as well as for business purpose. Its development started even before its predecessor’s release Windows 7 in 2009.Windows 8 is a system that is particularly orientated to touchscreen hardware. There are some important changes and additives that make it look and differently than the users are used to. For example, the Start menu is completely substituted by a Start screen that can be taken away from the desktop easily by touch screen pen and also by just a normal mouse or keyboard key combination. It contains all the important applications also the ones that are active at the moment. All the icons in the old version of the operating
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The Start screen replaces the "Start menu" of earlier Windows versions. There is a new app platform with an emphasis on touchscreen input, and the new Windows Store to obtain and/or purchase applications to run on the operating system. In addition, Windows 8 takes advantage of new or emerging technologies like USB 3.0, 4Kn Advanced Format, near field communications, cloud computing, and the low-power ARM architecture. It includes new security features such as malware filtering, built-in antivirus capabilities, a new installation process optimized for digital distribution, and support for secure boot (a UEFI feature which allows operating systems to be digitally signed to prevent malware from altering the boot process). Synchronization of certain apps and settings between multiple devices is supported.

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⁶ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_8

V. Definition of Terms * Microsoft- is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. * Operating System (OS)- is a collection of software that manages computer hardware resources and provides common services for
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