Windows 8 Screen Shots
Here are a collection of screenshots to show-off the new Windows 8 features.
Windows 8 Screens
The first thing you notice after Windows 8 initializes is a new tiled Start screen, which replaces the Windows 7 Start Menu.
If you swipe the screen from right to left, a special overlay user experience appears.
This display feature is handy for tablets, yet the tiles work well on bigger screens because it responds to a mouse-click as easily as an index-finger. Indeed, this format is scalable from an 8-inch screen all the way up to wall-displays.
Strange how early adopters complain that the Metro UI is just like a tablet but with Windows.
Windows 8 UI is not so much "Touch-centric", but "Touch-first."
Another new feature is a ribbon for Windows Explorer. Clearly this has evolved from the Office 2007 Ribbon. 'Steadily improving and no longer a shock for we users.' Mr Sinofsky.
Microsoft has take ages to perfect the Ribbon menu, but I like it, the menus are well designed and intuitive.
Cloud Screen Integration
How cool is correcting a minor problem on a server with a couple of taps on your smartphone? Thanks to the Solarwinds Mobile IT Admin App, you can carryout routine tasks with a flick of your fingers on a phone screen.
Microsoft has revamped the Task Manger, note how processes are grouped, and see how the columns make it easier to spot resource hogs.
Hybrid boot enables Windows 8 to initialize in about half the time of Windows 7, here in the control panel is where you can disable Hybrid Boot.
Start your troubleshooting here: Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Power Options. Now find on the left hand menu: Choose what the power button does.
Summary of Windows 8 Screenshots
On the surface there is the new Start Screen, and the Windows Explorer ribbon, under the covers Windows 8 has been stripped down and rebuilt for faster booting and better performance on tablet and laptop computers.
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