Sneak peek: Microsoft Windows 8

Tech | | February 27, 2015, 7:58 pm
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 You can also select a split layout so that you could more easily type with your thumbs.
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You can also select a split layout so that you could more easily type with your thumbs.

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 The new Metro interface is subdivided into blocks or
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The new Metro interface is subdivided into blocks or "Live Tiles," as Microsoft calls.

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 A personalised lock screen displays unread emails, some notification icons and a clock. Slide it out and, depending on your security settings, you'll be asked for a PIN or password. This will direct you to the centrepiece of the entire user interface - the start screen.
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A personalised lock screen displays unread emails, some notification icons and a clock. Slide it out and, depending on your security settings, you'll be asked for a PIN or password. This will direct you to the centrepiece of the entire user interface - the start screen.

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 It allows you to pick files you want to send or share. A user can easily select and email photos from different places, such as Facebook, Flickr or his computer's hard drive.
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It allows you to pick files you want to send or share. A user can easily select and email photos from different places, such as Facebook, Flickr or his computer's hard drive.

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 The Metro IE 10 browser brings a start screen for quick access to the Websites frequently used by the user. Besides, the touch browsing is fast, fluid and intuitive, claims the company.
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The Metro IE 10 browser brings a start screen for quick access to the Websites frequently used by the user. Besides, the touch browsing is fast, fluid and intuitive, claims the company.

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 It shows large buttons that help you type on the touch keyboard. It automatically suggests words as you type and presents a large Insert key right on the keyboard.
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It shows large buttons that help you type on the touch keyboard. It automatically suggests words as you type and presents a large Insert key right on the keyboard.

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 The next generation of Microsoft's operating system has a host of new features. According to Microsoft, Windows 8 offers the most comprehensive OS upgrade since Windows 95.
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The next generation of Microsoft's operating system has a host of new features. According to Microsoft, Windows 8 offers the most comprehensive OS upgrade since Windows 95.

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 See your apps and content in a glance on the start screen.
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See your apps and content in a glance on the start screen.

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 These touch interactive tiles display immediate data - email services, social networking sites, IM apps and other information sources.
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These touch interactive tiles display immediate data - email services, social networking sites, IM apps and other information sources.

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