Posts tagged Windows 8
Are you a water lover? If your favorite pastime is being in and around water all the time then is just the right product for you. You don’t have to keep yourself away from your email and chat window even when your water surfing! All you need to do is buy yourself a very brand new Fujitsu Windows 8 water and dust resistant tablet!
Every time you bought a new Smartphone or any other handheld device you always would know at the back of your mind that this would no way be able to substitute for your loyal computer system. This was primarily because though you could read email, access social networks via your handheld devices but all the major applications would not run on these techies. Therefore reliance on your loyal computing system would never end. Microsoft has now brought to you a solution that is a combination of usability and portability perfected with the complete facilities of a Personal Computer: Microsoft Surface Pro.
Critics surround the latest touch screen friendly Operating System Windows 8 and consider it and less user friendly but the customers have a different say to the issue! Recent sales of the Operating System show that the sales of the Windows 8 OS have grown incredibly in the past quarter and specially in the last month. Two months back only five percent of the computer software and hardware shares were dominated by Windows 8 OS however in the last month this percentage increased to twenty percent.
The image below is quoted by ITJobswatchUK to show:
The chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 8 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.
Vizio is not a new name in the word of computer hardware. Vizio has been in the electronic hardware industry officially for over a decade. The most latest for the Electronic guru is the introduction of a new tablet capable of running Windows 8. The latest Windows 8 touch screen experience can now be observed on a 1080p screened tablet having a 11.6 inches screen.
For a layman ‘Usability’ is the synonym for the ease of use associated with something. The more user friendly a utility is, the greater is its usability. With respect to software and Operating systems usability is the Key to success. The recently launched and highly lauded Windows 8 OS is being critically assessed by experts for its usability drawbacks. For the common user currently planning a shift from their old Windows 7 this may come as a setback.
“Multimedia support in operating systems is one of the crucial prerequisites for a successful multimedia system”, quotes Steinmetz and Nahrstedt (2004) in their well-researched book Multimedia Systems. Multimedia Operating Systems are characteristically different from the traditional systems that work behind traditional applications. Some noticeable characteristics of multimedia operating systems may be narrated as follows:
• Increased File Sizes, thus Storage Spaces
The file sizes of Multimedia systems may be quite large in size. For example a MPEG file of about a hundred minutes may need approximately a storage space of 1.125GB. Similarly, a High Definition Television or HDTV file may need up to about fifteen GB of storage space. With the said file size proportions imagine a server that has to store several media files of similar and more sizes. Such a server would definitely need terabytes of storage space.
• Faster Data Transfer Rate Required
The media that are continuous in nature such as audio and video files need to execute at a relatively faster data rate than that for normal non- media file types. For example, considering digital video, it is observed that a digital frame of the video is displayed at a conventional resolution of 800×600. If the resolution of 24 bits is used for the representation of each pixel (which permits the formation of roughly 16 million different colors) the amount of data that needs to be stored for a single frame of the video is about 800x600x24 = 11,520,000 bits. Similarly, if the rate at which the frames are displayed is around 30 frames per second, then an around 345 Mbps of bandwidth is needed to run the file.
• Playback Timing Delays
Timing delays during playback are a critical factor when it comes to multimedia applications. Even after a media file has been sent to the client the process of that file’s playback requires continued delivery of the file. If this continuity of interaction is disrupted during playback then the viewer will have to face disruption in the running of the media. (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne, 2011).
The famous Redmond based company Microsoft on September 13th, 2011 at the BUILD conference unveiled their future operating system by showcasing a detailed preview of Windows 8. We voluntarily covered the whole event online and gathered few images of the new Windows 8 for our users – which can be seen HERE.
Since Microsoft has released the developers preview of Windows 8 – which can be downloaded from HERE. So, after downloading and installing the next version of Microsoft’s core software on your machines, you will certainly be shocked by noticing the boot time of Windows 8, as it is the fastest operating system that remarkably takes only 2 seconds to boot. If you don’t believe our words, then have a look at the video posted after the break.
Redmondians today at Microsoft BUILD Developers Conference has unveiled their next version of the core software, Windows 8. If you want to check the OS itself, then take a sneak peek at our Windows 8 gallery section after the break.
Windows 8 Milestone 3 build recently became available for some Microsoft Connect members. And once that happens you know that leaked bits and pieces of Windows 8 will appear for your viewing and reading pleasure. We have one such event to share with you folks. ZDNet have gotten their hands on the first official Windows 8 wallpaper, and as you can tell from the first look it’s beautiful.
When Microsoft rolled out the final version of Internet Explorer 9, some of us wondered when will we see the next version of Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 10? Win7China has provided us with the answer. Microsoft will be integrating IE10 into Windows 8.