It's a new era for PCs. Sleek and lightweight, with a focus on beautiful design and innovative materials, Windows PCs have reached new heights in performance and battery life.
Entertainment and apps of every kind take center stage. Tap into your creative side, lose yourself in a game with friends, discover and download video and songs, and play them on your TV or Xbox 360.
Catch a movie, take in the latest gossip, and power through your to-do list. Go from full-screen video to spreadsheet in one swipe, or snap them side-by-side for easy multi-tasking. Zoom through your files, do instant searches from any app you're in, and fire up familiar programs—they run faster than ever.
The desktop that you're used to—along with the familiar file structure and ways of getting around—is not only still here, it's even better than it was. And things like Control Panel and Task Manager are faster and easier to find and use.
Connected for success
Built-in mobile broadband features in Windows support 3G and 4G. As you move, your PC will automatically find and use available Wi-Fi hotspots. So you can be effortlessly connected and ready to work and stay in touch from anywhere.
Load up on apps from the Windows Store
Windows 8 and Windows RT give you access to the Windows Store, where you can discover a new world of apps for your PC. Just tap or click the Store tile and start exploring. Filter by price, rating, and more. Many apps are free. Others let you try before you buy. So explore and load up on apps—the more you have, the more you can do.
Apps work together
Things that used to take lots of different programs to do now flow together in one simple experience. Use the Photos app to see all your photos from Facebook and Flickr, and then upload them to your blog or send them to friends via email—all without ever leaving the app.
Get to the controls the same way in every app. Just swipe up from the bottom edge or right click with a mouse, and the app commands pop right up. Searching is the same in every app, too—use the Search charm no matter what app you're using to find things within the app, on your PC, or on the web.
Ready to roll: Your basic apps
Windows gives you apps for the basics and a lot more. Apps like People, Mail, Photos, and Messaging power you through essential tasks and work together to make everything easier.
Get email from your accounts—including Outlook, Gmail, and Yahoo!—all in one place.
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J'ai acheté c4e windows, afin de voir s'il était un digne successeur a windows 7, je trouve que ça se ressemble pas mal, peut être un peu plus performant, par contre les menu etc devienne un peu chiant a la longueé
I've been familiarising myself with this new OS. It was installed on a new build. I figured, since the rig is new, why not load a new OS on it. Installation was quick and painless. During the process, you are invited to link Windows with an existing E-Mail account, such as Hotmail. Logging on Windows will use the same user/password. The lock screen is pretty, but you have to click on it to get to the logging screen. There are ways to disable this and to loggon automatically. Refer to Maximum PC's Windows 8 Tips guide for the procedures. The missing start button is a bit of a pain. The shut down button is deeply hidden in the "Charm Bar". Purchased Start8 to remedy this dreadful omission.
Many utilities on Windows 8 have changed name. A couple examples are the backup and defrag utilities which have been renamed File history and Optimize drives respectively. Optimize drives runs on most types of disks, including SSD contrary to the old defrag utility.
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