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The 8 main differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8

The 8 main differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8

(CC) Filip Skakun

The October 26 will be released on Windows 8 , which comes with a huge amount of relevant changes compared to 7, Vista, XP, etc.. Perhaps the only release of a Microsoft operating system that was so different from your previous version was 95 compared to Windows 3.1, 18 years ago.

In fact, Microsoft has labeled this release as “the beginning of a new era” for the company . What are the major changes? The review here.

1. The ‘Start menu’ is now the ‘Home Screen’

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Yes, they killed the Start menu that accompanied us from Windows 95, since before the windows interface with Windows 3.11 was quite similar to that of an iPhone: Icons of applications that can be grouped into windows or folders, and that when you click, run. So revolutionary was the Start menu, to have direct access to much of the content of the computer in just one place.

Windows 8 is no longer true. When you turn on the machine shows the new interface called ‘modern’, and the simplest way to understand it is to see it as if the Start menu occupy the full screen, because the absence of it, must necessarily pass by the new interface to run any program that does not have direct access to the interface ‘Legacy’ (better known as the Desktop).

2. Now you need to know to occupy the Windows key

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That typically between Ctrl and Alt key with the Windows icon, which previously was used only occasionally to activate the Start menu, it is now essential to navigate through the various screens of with a keyboard.

While Windows 7 already could do interesting things with it as enlarge and shrink windows now ‘eight’ can hold the key to change the interface between ‘modern’ and ‘Legacy’ (Desktop).

Furthermore, it is the simplest way to view your open apps in full screen interface ‘Modern’ using ‘Alt + Win’, because now the old ‘Alt + Tab’ shows all open applications, including the Desktop interface, which ends up being confusing (the end of the day, on the desktop can be seen in the bottom bar applications that are open there).

3. It is not as intuitive turn off the computer

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Before it was simple: Start Menu and off (or open a second menu because it was configured to suspend. Depended This team was the most complex and what one faced).

Now one must first of all open the ‘Charm’ (the hidden panel on the right side of the screen), that is, swipe from any point on the right side of the screen to the center, or direct the mouse pointer to right side of the monitor. Then, dial in ‘Settings’, then ‘Start / Stop’ and then choose from suspend, shutdown or restart. Four Steps.

To be fair, this is so because in a tablet, you simply push the button to turn off (sleep, actually) equipment and rarely go out. However, a PC does not work well.

4. Tapes or ‘Ribbon’ of Office 2007, now used in Explorer

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Explorer (or Explorer) for Windows received a major renovation to integrate their menu tapes, or ‘ribbon’, we met at the Office 2007. It is a front composed of a band at the top of the window which shows the functions you can perform Explorer, and is a fairly simple to use the file manager functions.

5. App Store

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Windows was virtually the only operating system in widespread use had not yet its application store. Windows Store comes to remedy this with an application store which, although not yet officially starts selling Windows 8 – and Evernote and apps like Netflix, and smaller applications such as horoscopes or one dedicated to ancient Mexican actor Mauricio Garces.

6. The gestures on screens

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Since we named above, the hidden side menu system or ‘Charm’, appears on the right side. While on the left side, we see the last application open as a window with the option to attach it to the side for splitting the workspace.

The options menu appears when you slide your finger on the upper side of the screen, and if you keep sliding your finger up to the lower place, closing the open application.

7. The starting time was greatly reduced

As we reported earlier this year , Windows 8 with an SSD may start so quickly-in less than 7 or 8 seconds-that people do not even manage to press F2 or F8 to enter BIOS menu (because the kernel left in hibernation mode). Let’s just say it now takes longer to restart a smartphone than a PC with Windows 8.

8. The blue screen of death now has the emoticon “ The 8 main differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 image 8

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However, the main problem is that every time is given less information about what caused the error. Not that we miss the Windows 98 code unintelligible. Never so nostalgic.

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