It’s been over a month since the official launch of Windows 8 , long enough to display the first tests. Just shop around online to see how the new operating system from Microsoft works in teams varied. In fact, it has been shown to do well even in computers that are not too modern , including netbooks with Atom processors, the performance is even higher than with previous versions of Windows. And, as Windows 8 is designed to work on tablets, also responds well on older machines.
In principle, the idea has many detractors , it would squander the benefits of the new interface touchof Windows 8 . The old hardware, including touch tablets with Windows 7 preinstalled, precludes the use of most touch commands required to perform displacements at the edges of the screen . Equipment specially designed for Windows 8 support at least five points of touch, and many come to ten. By contrast, the previous generation touchscreens have difficulty with many gestures. Some only capture two simultaneous touches and very few can recognize the touches in the right edges. The touch operations are concentrated in the center of the screen.
Hence waste. However, not everyone agrees, because the user may be satisfied with simply use the computer keyboard and using a mouse or touchpad . Thus, the experience will not be as intuitive as directly manipulate the contents of the computer by the touch of your fingers on the screen. Above all, it is lost in tablets designed for Windows 7. To his credit play testing with previous generation computers that yield dramatic speed results. According to Microsoft , Windows 8 requirements are a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or higher, 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit or 2 GB, a graphics card that supports DirectX 9 with a WDDM driver, and between 16 and 20 GB free space on the hard disk.
Leaving aside the tablets, it seems that Windows 8 is suitable for older PCs . Now those users who tried it also highlights that to achieve these speed improvements necessary fine tuned the system to be productive , and that is only suitable for advanced users and veterans . The peripherals are not usually a problem because the system usually recognize most, and Windows 8 can work properly with Windows 7 applications. According to the analysis, the boot is much faster , both applications and the network, and the Internet Explorer 10 flies . Yes, it is recommended that the machine has 4GB of RAM. Others note that the PC should not be too old, four years ago, tops. Anyway, those who have a computer with Windows 7 that is running smoothly and do not want to complicate your life is better to refrain.