Windows 8 is the new version of operating system developed by Microsoft for computer and tablets. It was released to manufacturing on August 1, 2012, and was released for general availability on October 26, 2012.
Features of Windows 8:
- Interactive, innovative and dynamic look
- Speedy and secure boot time
- Airplane mode option
- Windows defender
- ISO and VHD support
- Windows to go
- Windows live syncing
- Picture password
- Panoramic background images
- Reinstall pc
- Better search
- App locker
- Secret start menu
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Snap view
- Extensive SkyDrive integration
- Improved 3G support
- Online services and functionality
- Windows Store apps
Different edition of Windows 8:
1.Windows 8: It is the basic edition which contains features aimed at the home market segment and provides all of the basic new Windows 8 features including the Start screen with semantic zoom, live tiles, Windows Store, Internet Explorer 10, connected standby, Microsoft account integration, the Windows desktop and more.
2.Windows 8 Pro: It is targeted towards enthusiasts and business users; it includes all the features of Windows 8. Additional features include the ability to receive Remote Desktop connections, the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain, Encrypting File System, Hyper-V, and Virtual Hard Disk Booting, Group Policy as well as BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. Windows Media Center functionality is available only for Windows 8 Pro as a separate software package.
3.Windows 8 Enterprise: It provides all the features in Windows 8 Pro (except the ability to install the Windows Media Center add-on), with additional features to assist with IT organization This edition is available to Software Assurance customers, as well as MSDN and Technet Professional subscribers, and was released on August 16, 2012.
4.Windows RT: It is designed for mobile devices that use 32-bit ARM architecture.It was officially launched alongside Windows 8 on October 26, 2012.It offer better battery life and simpler to use, but has limited functionality in compared to a proper computer.