Common Windows 8 Touch Interactions and Features

As you might know the new Windows operating system, Windows 8 is a touch-centric and more mobile oriented than any earlier Windows versions. On touch-enabled PCs, Windows 8 touch interactions let you manipulate the things on your screen in a way that feels comfortable. It has all the little niceties you’d expect to make a touch screen device feel right, including several built-in touch keyboards. Here are a few common Windows 8 gestures.
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Basic Touch Gestures in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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Comparing to Windows7, Windows 8 has following features

System Requirements: Windows 8 works on any PC that works Windows 7, though it may use even fewer resources. Also, it supports ARM system-on-chips and touch-based tablet PC and desktop PC.

Hardware support: Windows 8 has built-in support for USB 3.0, many printers, many sensor types, and data modems.

Cloud Integration: Log in with your Live ID, and settings, data, and Metro apps sync automatically across cloud services like Microsoft Hotmail, Microsoft Messenger, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more.

Security: Defender upgraded to fight all malware types. TPM extends to hardware verification and Smart Screen filter enabled throughout the OS.

Performance: Performance wise Windows 8 seems to be faster and more efficient than Windows 7. (via)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

1 Comment

  1. Haris

    Mar 2, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Hi, nice info. Windows 8 looks awesome!

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