Tablet Friendly Windows 8 Hits the Market

Posted at 9:43 PM, Oct 26, 2012

Windows 8is the most radical overhaul of the Windows operating system yet. It’s built to work well on both touch screens and good old fashioned monitors.

The program is a fresh look for Windows with a touch friendly interface.

Microsoft is banking on the fact that you’re probably spending more time surfing the web, listening to music and using simple apps rather than crunching numbers in a complex spreadsheet. Although, you still have that option with the traditional destop hidden.

But on the tablet side of things, Microsoft’s new Surface has a cover that doubles as a keyboard making it useful for work. But, laptops like the Acer Aspire S7 blur the line with a touch screen and slick design.

One thing to note is that there are two major versions of the new operating system–Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT.

Think of Windows 8 RT as Windows “light.” The RT version might not be able to run all of your favorite desktop programs where as Windows 8 includes the full features.

Windows 8 is a great update in the Windows line and we’re likely to see new computer models coming out to take advantage of all the new features.

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