Finally Microsoft released most awaiting Windows 8 Officially. I’m waiting for it from last 5 months. I installed Windows 8 Developer preview on the early weeks of March 2012. After seeing its User interface I’m really attracted towards windows 8. But many things in developer preview are still under construction, so I shifted back to Windows 7. From that day I was waiting for the Windows 8 official release. At last the day came. I bought it for just $13 and installed it again on my PC. Almost everything looks awesome when compared to Windows 7. User interference has completely changed in Windows 8 and also it looks different and awesome. This Windows 8 looks similar in both Desktops and mobiles. Windows 8 is trending now on because of extra features and even due to removal of some old options, when compared to Windows XP. So, I recommend thinking twice before upgrading to Windows 8. Let me compare some main features what’re added or removed in Windows 8.
Windows 8 vs Windows 7
1. Start Menu
Start Menu has completely changed in Windows 8 Operating system. Till now we have seen a small popup on the left hand side whenever we click on the Start button. But it changed a lot in new Windows 8. You have to forget this popup and enjoy full screen interference. Yes, Full Screen, Now Start menu occupies the entire screen instead of a small size popup
Awesome look and Easy handling of all installed softwares at single place with good looking icons
Little bit confusing. At this time your desktop may look like a Windows mobile and sometimes difficult to Navigate
2. Start Button
I think you’re seeing the start button on all versions of Windows OS. But now it has gone. In Windows 8 Start button is hidden on Left-Bottom. To access the Start button in Windows 8, you have to make use of your Windows key in the keyboard or else you have to take the cursor at the lower end of the screen.
It makes the screen simple and clean
Newbies may get confused with this Start button
3. Aero Flip 3D
Aero Flip 3D is a popular feature in Windows 7 and Windows vista. Many people including used this Flip 3D (Win+Tab) to flip between opend windows easily. Moreover it looks simply super in style. But in Windows 8 this Aero Flip 3D is replaced with the Modern UI App Switcher. Though the Function of these both things are same, but the only difference is in style. In Windows 8 it looks simple when compared to Windows 7. It shows all opened windows on the left side of the screen when you press Win+Tab
4. Backup and Restore
All users may backup their entire files using Backup tool. But in Windows 8 it was replaced with File backup. Backup option and File backup are same in behavior but only difference is in the name. Apart from name, new options are added in this File backup
Our data is more safe in Windows 8
5. Internet Explorer
First time I’m saying Internet Explorer is rocking. Yes, trust me IE is looking great in Windows 8. You can see the latest version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8. IE 10.0 has been released and I guess it can become competitive to Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
From now Internet Explorer is not an optional browser on your system. Everything is perfect in IE 10 and you can use it tension free.
No doubt Windows8
6. Desktop gadgets
If you’re addicted to Desktop gadgets in Windows 7 like Calculator, Calender, Currency meter etc… Then you will miss them in Windows 8. These gadgets are no longer available on the desktop. However these gadgets are shifted to Start menu. No other option, you have to go through the start menu to make use of these gadgets
Gadgets are mean to make our work much easier. But in Windows 8, you have to move through the Start menu to use them. So, there is no point in saving time.