Microsoft Unveils New Windows 8 OS
Software giant Microsoft has just announced the availability of their latest operating system (OS) called Windows 8. Microsoft calls their newest OS the "best release of Windows ever."
Now the question is, what are some of the new key features of Windows 8? Well, Web sites can now be pinned to the Start screen, so that Web pages can be somewhat considered apps. Microsoft's own apps, powered by Bing, include News, Finance, Maps, Weather, and Sports.
In addition, Microsoft also recently integrated Skype, which company executive Steve Ballmer called "useful" and "fun", and now becomes an integral part of the Windows 8. The company also tied its XBox gaming console with Smartglass, the Windows 8 tablet app that can be used to control and order movies to be played back on the user's TV screen.
Furthermore, Microsoft also announced the grand opening of the Windows Store which promises great new opportunity for developers to design more apps every day for the Windows experience.
Windows 8 is now already available for businesses and consumers. The new OS will be available for download onto existing PC machines in over 140 markets around the world, 37 languages and a whole range of computer manufacturers including Toshiba, Sony, Samsung, LG, Lenovo, HP, Fujitsu, Dell and Acer.
There are two versions of Windows 8, namely, Windows RT (basic) and Windows 8 Pro, which adds the Media Center functionality that allows a PC to serve as a DVR of sorts.
For Windows 8 update pricing, you may want to head up at the official Windows Upgrade offer site at www.windowsupgradeoffer.com.