|The start screen in Windows 8|
XP was known as a 32 bit operation system, Windows 7 made 64 bit the standard but Microsoft has plans to make the Windows 8 OS a 128 bit platform.
Here for, your computer has to have an 128 bit architecture to manage the data processes. The question is what for CPU it need to drive on. Will it be a single core 128 bit processor or do you need several 64 bit cores. No panic the 128 bit processor already exists.
What does it means in reality?
First you need more RAM Chips. And new software that is 128 bit compatible including Microsoft's own Office. Now a day there is no such a software available for the masses. Software companies has just made their software 64 bit compatible for Windows 7. Another investment for a 128 bit version of their software seems a little too far.
How to use Windows 8? The look and the feeling of Windows 8?
When you start your Windows 8 computer it starts very fast and you can log in with your Hotmail account. When logged in you get the start screen, not the usual screen with the Windows start screen and the task bar. Instead you get a screen with big icons that you can arrange. The big icons tell you a lot stuff like how the weather is, if you have new mails with additional information of who the mail is and the subject.
Where is my usual desktop?
On the start screen you can find the big icon 'Desktop'. By clicking it you get the normal desktop screen like you have in Windows 7.
When does Microsoft Windows 8 arrive?
According to some rumors it will be 2012 until we can expect a public beta version. The question is: will the hardware be good enough adapted to the needs of the new OS. Are do we have to reverse the question: will the new OS be ready in 2012? An ex-Microsoft employee said on a French blog: www.blog.ma-config.com that Windows 8 RTM will be released on Friday, July 1 in 2011. There are no release dates so far for Windows Server 2012 and Office 2012. We hope to test the beta version in 2010.
Presentation about the concept, look and feeling of the new Microsoft Windows 8 OS