Microsoft Windows 8 – new innovations.
There are some interesting new innovations added to Windows 8.
One interesting thing is shown in the Users section of Control Panel, where you have the capability to use a traditional password, a numeric PIN, or a picture password.
So your question would be: what is the picture password? How it can be used?
Well, if you choose the picture password option, Windows 8 walks you through a series of steps where you choose a photo and then assign three gestures to that photo. When you’re asked to log on in the future, that photo appears, and you have to repeat the correct sequence of gestures, in the proper location and in the right direction, to log on.
New Internet Explorer 10 is available with Windows 8.
The Trident rendering engine at the core of IE 10 plays a crucial role in Windows 8. You can use Internet Explorer in a Windows desktop session, where it uses the same tabs and interface conventions as IE 9. But if you tap or click the big blue Internet Explorer button on the Start screen, you get the Metro-style browser instead. Swipe the top or bottom edge to display the controls shown here:
Navigation is simple in this view: open tabs are along the top, with the address bar and page controls on the bottom. The pushpin icon allows you to pin a page to the Start screen as a tile.
And you can install an alternative browser in the Windows desktop environment.
Another interesting new feature is multitouch you can use all your 10 fingers. For example you can use two hands to simplify the process of customizing the Start screen. Drag a tile down slightly to select it, then drag up to move it away from the main group of tiles, and finally use a finger from your other hand to scroll sideways through available groups and locate the place where you want to drop the tile. It sounds complicated just describing it here, but in practice it’s very easy.
This test system includes a Bluetooth keyboard but doesn’t include a mouse. I’m looking forward to using Windows 8 on a more traditional desktop PC without touch capabilities to see how the new interface works in that environment.
So your final question would be – how it is possible to try Windows 8?
OK, Microsoft already made available Windows 8 for downloads. But remember, this is just only pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. For the final version the users shall wait one year at least.
Read our next post about where you can download pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers, what kind of hardware you need to try this highly revised new operating system.
|For users account now you can use traditional password, a numeric PIN, or a picture password.|
|New Internet Explorer 10 is available with Windows 8|
|This is Internet Explorer 10 in Metro-style.|
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