Microsoft reinventeaza Windows. Prima versiune W8, disponibila online

Data: 14/09/2011 | Autor: .

Microsoft a prezentat, marti, la Los Angeles, un preview al noului sistem de operare Windows 8, iar reactiile celor prezenti in sala au fost pozitive, scrie presa internationala. “Reinventam Windows”, a afirmat Steve Sinofsky, seful Windows Live Division.

Dezvoltatorilor de aplicatii au primit, marti, unda verde, pentru a lucra pe versiunea beta a noului sistem de operare. O puteti descarca de aici.

“De la chipset la navigare prin menu, Windows 8 ofera o performanta ridicata, fara compromisuri”, si-a laudat “marfa” Sinofsky, incercand sa determine producatorii de soft sa dezvolte aplicatii pentru noul sistem.

Pe noua interfata touch-screen Metro Style, Microsoft spera sa atraga sute daca nu mii de aplicatii, in tentativa de a ajunge din urma si, de ce nu, de a surclasa ofertele rivalilor de la Apple (iOS) si Google (Android).

«Microsoft incearca, cu noul sistem, sa dea o lovitura de gratie concurentei, in principal celor de la Google, care au lansat Chrome OS. Targetul principal pentru Windows 8 il reprezinta segmentul tabletelor, acolo unde Microsoft a fost prins descoperit. Oficialii Microsoft au realizat, in sfarsit, ca pot avea soarta Nokia, daca nu vor reactiona la concurenta acerba practicata de Apple, cu IOS, si Google, cu Android si Chrome”, a declarat Mark Kellsney, analist la IT Global.

Cum arata noul W8?

Prezentat pe o tableta Samsung, Windows 8 a pornit in 8 secunde si a rulat la un nivel optim. Noul sistem de operare are nevoie de un procesor de  numai 1 Ghz si 1 GB de memorie RAM.

Cerintele minime pentru Windows 8 includ, dincolo de procesorul de 1 GHz, memoria de 1 GB RAM (pentru sistemul de operare pe 32 de biti) sau 2 GB de RAM (pentru versiunea pe 64 de biti),  16 respectiv 20 GB spatiu liber pe hard, placa video cu suport DirectX 9 si drivere WDDM 1.0.

Microsoft va integra in Windows 8  Explorer 10 si serviciile Skype de telefonie si videoconferinta pe internet.

Oficialii Microsoft au spus ca data lansarii noului sistem este secreta. Surse din piata afirma ca, cel mai probabil, acesta va fi lansat in prima parte a anului viitor.

Puteti citi, mai jos, comunicatul original Microsoft.


Microsoft Reimagines Windows, Presents Windows 8 Developer Preview

BUILD conference attendees and developers get first access to new operating system.

LOS ANGELES —Sept. 13, 2011— Today at its developer-focused BUILD conference, Microsoft Corp. showcased a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named “Windows 8.” The company also detailed new tools for developers to help write applications for more than 1 billion people around the world who use Windows every day.


“We reimagined Windows,” said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, in his keynote address to the thousands of developers in attendance. “From the chipset to the user experience, Windows 8 brings a new range of capabilities without compromise.”


The company also highlighted a variety of new features in Windows 8, including the following:


Touch-First User Interface

Metro style. Windows 8 introduces a new Metro style interface built for touch, which shows information important to you, embodies simplicity and gives you control. The Metro style UI is equally at home with a mouse and keyboard as well.
Touch-first browsing, not just browsing on a touch device. Providing a fast and fluid touch-browsing experience, Internet Explorer 10 puts sites at the center on new Windows 8 devices.

More Ways to Engage With Powerful, Connected Apps

Powered by apps. Metro style apps built for Windows 8 are the focal point of your experience, filling your entire screen so there are no distractions.
Apps can work together. Apps communicate with each other in Windows 8. For example, you can easily select and email photos from different places, such as Facebook, Flickr or on your hard drive.
Your experience syncs across your devices. Live roams all the content from the cloud services you use most — photos, email, calendar and contacts — keeping them up-to-date on your devices. With SkyDrive, you can access your files, photos and documents from virtually anywhere with any browser or with Metro style apps in Windows 8.

Enhanced Fundamentals

The best of Windows 7, only better. Windows 8 is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7, delivering improvements in performance, security, privacy and system reliability. Windows 8 reduces the memory footprint needed — even on the lowest-end hardware — leaving more room for your apps.
Preserving power-user favorites and making them better. For those who push the limits of their PC, Windows 8 features an enhanced Task Manager and Windows Explorer and new, flexible options for multimonitor setups.

New Developer Opportunities

Windows Store. The Windows Store will allow developers to sell their apps anywhere Windows is sold worldwide, whether they’re creating new games or familiar productivity tools.
Build using more languages. Windows 8 lets you leverage your existing skills and code assets to create great experiences using the programming language you prefer.
Rich hardware integration leads to richer experiences — particularly for games. DirectX 11 gaming power underlies Windows 8, allowing the easy creation of full-screen games with smooth, flicker-free action.

New Generation of Hardware

One Windows — many shapes and sizes. Support for ARM-based chipsets, x86 (as well as x32 and x64) devices, touch and sensors means Windows 8 works beautifully across a spectrum of devices, from 10-inch tablets and laptops to all-in-ones with 27-inch high-definition screens.
Always connected. With Windows 8, new ultrathin PCs and tablets turn on instantly, run all day on a single charge and stay connected to the Internet so your PC is ready when you are. Next-generation system on a chip (SoC) support will also enable greatly extended standby and low-power states.
Tap the full power of your PC. Windows 8 runs on PCs and is compatible with the devices and programs you use today on Windows 7, without compromise, to deliver the performance you expect of a PC.


Developers will be able to download the Windows Developer Preview via the newWindowsDevCenterlater this week. Webcasts of sessions will be posted on the BUILD site as well.


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