Microsoft today at BUILD Conference announced that the wait for Windows 8 is finally over. Windows 8 is also available for download not only for developers but also to all users. Windows 8 which is the latest version of the Microsoft’s Windows Operating Systems is now available in Developers Preview.
Unlike all previous events Microsoft has made Windows 8 available for download to all users all over the world without any charge and that too without any need for registration. Clearly Microsoft wants to involve as much users as possible in the Developers Phase itself. Previously all new versions were available for download for only a narrow range of users and only the first Beta versions were available to public.
Microsoft has made three versions of Windows 8 available to public :
- A 64-bit version with all the developer tools built-in, along with sample Metro apps to get developers started.
- A 64-bit version only with the sample apps and without the tools.
- A 32-bit version without any developer tools.
For average users we suggest that there wont be any need to download any specific version, any version would just do the job. Developers interested in making Apps for the new Windows would need to focus on the specific version they want to.
The Hardware requirements are same as that of Windows 7 so if your system is working fine with Windows 7 it should work well with Windows 8 too.
The System Requirements for Windows 8 are :
- 1GHz Processor.
- 1 GB of RAM.
- 16 GB of free hard drive space.
- DirectX 9 graphics card with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.
- Multi-Touch capable Hardware to test Windows 8′s Multi-Touch support.
Since this is the early stage of development the Windows 8 does not support any update installation but will have to do the clean installation.
Windows 8 is considers and many a times referred as the OS that would change everything. It has a range new features like all full-screen tiles interface, an App Store, Ribbon explorer and many more.
Today Microsofts Steven Sinofsky and other members of his team released the new version at BUILD Conference today. For more information, list of new features and detailed review keep visiting GeekPrison.Com