A few minutes ago, Microsoft has implemented the official launch of Windows 8 and said that at this time under this operating system, certified more than 1,000 computers, including laptops, tablets, hybrids, desktops, and candy bars. Most of these products are equipped with a touch screen, allowing new features in Windows 8. The new Microsoft operating system will be available to download at 12:01 am on October 26
Sales of computers based on the new operating system starting tomorrow and can be purchased at major retailers such as Best Buy and others.
The image of Windows 8 will be available for purchase and download from the official website. Until the end of January 2013 the owners of computers based on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 have the opportunity to upgrade their systems to Windows 8 Pro for 2190 rubles, and bought a PC after June 2 of this year, will be able to purchase an upgrade for $15.
Came out on stage with Steve Ballmer undisguised pleasure called this day impressive, noting that Microsoft has revised its operating system by launching a new era of development.
Much of the time at a presentation in New York was dedicated to a brand new member of the family of Windows – Windows RT, running on ARM and maintenance program for Windows 7. On the OS can only be installed WinRT-applications except bundled desktop programs like Explorer, Office 2013 and Internet Explorer RT 10.
During the event, Microsoft held a presentation of Windows 8, noting that the operating system is much faster than the previous version, and can give a new breath to the old computer: it is much faster loading, running and requires less memory. If Windows 7 after running connected to Wi-Fi-network for 50 seconds, then Windows 8, this process is carried out in 1 second.
Microsoft believes that the desktop interface is just better, but this is not easy to accept. It was noted that the service SkyDrive integrated into the operating system itself, the new applications and advanced WinRT desktop programs such as Office 2013. Windows 8 brings a close interaction between all Windows-devices: PCs, tablets and smartphones Windows Phone 8.
Ballmer finished it with the words “Thank you all. Welcome to Windows 8. ” About Windows Phone 8, he promised to tell on Monday, October 29.[wzslider]
Microsoft windows RT Tablet Specifications:
|OS||Windows RT; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote). Works exclusively with apps available in the Windows Store.|
|Exterior||10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37in
Dark Titanium color
Volume and Power buttons
*1GB = 1 billion bytes; formatted storage capacity may be less
|Display||10.6″ ClearType HD Display
|CPU||Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3
Bluetooth 4.0 technology
|Cameras and A/V||Two 720p HD LifeCams, front- and rear-facing
|Ports||Full-size USB 2.0
microSDXC card slot
HD video out port
|Sensors||Ambient light sensor
|Power Supply||24W power supply|
|Warranty||1-year limited hardware warranty|
|Apps (included)||Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT Preview1 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote); Windows Mail and Messaging; SkyDrive; Internet Explorer 10; Bing; Xbox Music, Video, and Games.|