The brand spanking new Windows 8 is around the corner in most places. In some countries it’s already available. If you are like me and your company was running on the very heavy and very slow Windows Vista or XP till recently Windows 7 was introduced and feels like it’s a new machine all together, the world is moving fast!
While it might be a long shot till your company gets you on Windows 8, it’s perhaps a good time to upgrade your home pc if you might be in the market for one. If you are still sceptical, it’s a good idea to test drive Win 8 on your existing PC.
Install Win8 developer preview on a virtual box which will give you an opportunity to test the new operating system out without wiping out your existing OS
Oracle VM VirtualBox
Windows 8 Developer Preview ISO file (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows Live ID (for best testing experience, sign up here if you don’t have one)
Internet Connection (for best testing experience)
For detail instruction on how to get this done, check THIS out.
I have tested it out for a few days now and i must say that it’s a different experience from what we are used too but a change that I could get used too very easily. Windows just got pimped!
Microsoft has introduced Microsoft Office 2013, that is designed to be Experienced at its best on Windows 8 devices. The new office includes PDF editing in Word, enhanced presentation mode in PowerPoint, FlashFill auto-complete in Excel, People Card in Outlook, and many more.
The latest version of Office takes everything to the cloud which means that you now will be able to have your files across various devices using SkyDrive . This not only carries across your files but templates, settings and much more.
If you have Win 7 installed you can download a preview and take it for a test drive.
Its official, Windows 8 will be available to consumers on the 26th October 2012 , announced Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC.
This is going to be a very interesting upgrade. It’s a totally different Operating System that has been built from ground up. With the Metro User Interface, not only it is brand new .. It will look and feel different.
If you are holding up from buying a new PC because you are waiting for Win 8, you can actually go right ahead and Sign Up for Windows Upgrade Offer , you only need to pay $14.99 to upgrade to your Win 7 equivalent OS
Here are some of the Key Features that Win 8 will showcase :