Windows 8 OS: the Plus and the Minus

In 2012, Microsoft Corp. officially released its newest operating system, Windows 8. Every developer is widely opened with its born. Many of them are very sure that this will bring the breakthrough in either technology or business development. Microsoft provides three versions of this OS. They are Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT.

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Currently Microsoft provides online app store for Windows 8 named Windows Store. It eases the developers to control their applications and also eases the users to use the supporting apps. Microsoft also guarantees that Windows 8 users will experience the same way as desktop, tablet PC, and smartphones do. Before deciding to buy Windows 8 product, let us take a look to the plus and the minus of it.

The Plus of Windows 8

1.More dynamic outlook

Like other tablet PCs and smartphones, computer, which uses Windows 8 OS, is completed with notifications feature related to social media account, e-mail for instance. Besides, you will be automatically connected with Skydrive, Windows’s data storage site.

2.More universal searching system.

Windows 8 provides more easier way to search data than other OS do.

3.Faster booting.

Windows 8 only needs 8 seconds to boot. This is indeed faster than other current PCs monitor. Also, there is no more BIOS flashing display.


Windows 8 PC is protected with Secure Boot and UEFI-based BIOS so that it is prevented from malware when booting.

5.Matched with all software

Windows 8 is not troublesome with software since all software which can run in Windows 7 can also be applied in Windows 8. Thus, users do not need to upgrade their PC. Intel Atom processor and 1 GB RAM are already enough to run this OS.

6.Optimized for touch-screen

Windows 8 interface called Metro is really optimized for touch-screen display with form of Windows Phone interface.

The Minus of Windows 8

1.There is no Start and Close X button

Beginner users will get confused when they use Windows 8 for the first time either to start working, close the window or access the program since there is no Start and Close X button. Although it provides a data search system, Start button is considered as an urgent facility to ease the users. To end a work, users have to point the cursor above the app. When a hand button emerges, users have to drag it then close the program.

2.Many hidden apps or files

This is perhaps the most confusing part for Windows 8 users because when they operate it, there are only two apps that can be opened altogether while the others are hidden. Users have to use data search system to open the other data.

After knowing the plus and minus of Windows 8, it should be a consideration for people before buying the product to ensure which best OS they want to use.