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Glossary of Windows 8: Microsoft introduced new terms

Glossary of Windows 8: Microsoft introduced new terms

Great trauma has caused among some users the introduction of 8 and paradigm shift, escaping from the idea of having a central office and no more, now dependiéndose the Metro user interface and variety of new items.

But with this the company introduced a number of terms and functions that people should understand obligation to properly use the platform, along with other technical elements also change the mindset of application developers and also the wider community because they affect the entire operating system.

Charms

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Is the name of the icons on the right side of the screen, where you can access basic elements of access and configuration. For example, we can enter Configuring the settings of Internet connectivity or adfasdf. to display from a touch screen, as in a tablet-simply slide your finger from the right edge of the screen toward the center. On a PC with mouse, move the cursor to the lower right corner.

Contracts

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With the advent of the interface Metro and standalone applications, which are “locked” in a sandbox sand-box to give them independence and increase the security of the operating system, resulting in them being isolated from each other. So came up with this form of communication between applications and can share many elements.

/ Desktop

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The traditional Windows Classic view, with icons and taskbar. The issue is that now this seems to be merely “an application” within Windows 8, whose centerpiece is Metro. Is the problem that? Desktop lost the independence, for example, with the removal of dear start button.

Meter

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The center of the controversy. This is a user interface, ie, a new graphic design for the user to interact with the operating system on the screen. Differs from traditional desktop having a more focused apronte for use in touch screens, and having different ways to access the contents, such as through Charms. Its structure is the same view on mobile devices like phones with Windows Phone 7 software. It’s a completely different and works across applications running on Metro, among which informally is the Desktop. These applications are not compatible with any other environment or operating system, and its organic resembles that seen in mobile phones, with clean designs and friendly touch.

Moisaicos / Tiles

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Tables of information within the user interface Metro. They’re like application icons, but more than that because they can show relevant information in real time over the respective tool. Communicate with each other through Contracts.

ARM

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Set of instructions for making microprocessor core, which move all kinds of electronic devices such as phones, tablets and conventional PCs lately. Being a completely different architecture, communicates through a different language, generating its own ecosystem of software and applications that are not compatible, for example, which have been developed for x86; classical microarchitecture of Intel, who for years have moved the Windows operating system. However, will be the first version to support it to the architecture through Windows RT. This architecture offers the advantage of providing good performance with very low energy costs, although its performance is far below what has been achieved today in x86.

Windows RT

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Is the version of Windows running on ARM based platforms microchips. Windows 8 is the first mass consumer operating system that Microsoft provides support for ARM, the Windows ecosystem dividing into two parts: Windows 8 and Windows regularly RT. So now there are two “universes” of Windows 8, each with incompatible applications, but with advantages and disadvantages. offers better performance but higher energy consumption, while ARM works in reverse.

WinRT

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For some reason, Microsoft came up with a very similar name of this element to Windows RT. But WinRT, Windows 8, Windows Runtime means consisting of the set of programming interfaces (API) for software developers to create applications for the Metro user interface. Basically it is the engine that drives the Metro applications.

Can you cleared some doubts? Then why not install Windows 8, since it is free and is available for download from this link.

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