Windows 8 is a version for the developers
Today was an imported day for the team of Windows. At the conference BUILD was introduced a new operating system of Windows 8. Broadcasting of the event was at http://buildwindows.com (the recording is available at this site).
Many people wonder how Windows 8 would work on the processors ARM. At the conference was shown the devices based on the processor ARM. But the new tools allow writing the applications in Metro style, which will run equally well on ARM as for x86 (32 and 64 bit). Even if you choose a native C/C + + for the application development, you can orientate to a specific device.
You probably cannot wait to get the pre-release version. Microsoft will release a 64-bit version with the development tools and 32/64-bit versions without the tools. Also, there will be included the examples of applications (demonstration of the possible potential applications, which can be supplied with the OS). ISO images will be posted on http://dev.windows.com, as soon as the new center of developers will start.
The pre-release versions will not allow upgrading to Windows 7, perhaps a partial installation will be allowed. Note: this version is only for the developers and it is not intended for a regular use. This is not a beta version. Microsoft will be releasing updates in the next few weeks / months to test the update mechanisms.
Note: this version will not have all features that were shown at the conference BUILD, the main focus is placed on the API and development tools for the building applications in Metro style.
Internet Explorer 10:
Also, there were demonstrated the following features:
• View photos from the public websites as well as the hard disk
• Additional use of multiple monitors
• Low power consumption in the standby mode
• Easy synchronization with an account Live
• A new widows explorer to the new copy dialog
• New API for search
• Windows Store (Application store)
• Support of NFC
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