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32 Windows 8 Core Features That Don’t Get Enough Credit.


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Windows 8 has its problems. We all know there are new user-interface issues to sort out and for Microsoft and its wide-ranging collection of customers it must be one of the most difficult challenges of 2014.

There are new features under the hood in Windows 8 too but despite the fact that they help to make it the best Windows operating system yet, no-one gives those features any consideration.

Windows 8 is not a broken OS. Windows 8 is an HDR-Computing OS with some truly inspiring features, if you stop to take a look.

Windows 8 is not Windows Vista all over again and dont let anybody tell you that. Dont dismiss Windows 8 without considering features that are truly ground-breaking and ones you probably wont want to give up once youve experienced them.

These are the features that dont get half as much air-time as they should, and so weve listed them below.

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http://www.umpcportal.com/2014/02/32-windows-8-features-that-dont-get-enough-credit/

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32 Windows 8 Core Features That Dont Get Enough Credit.

Always-on, always connected support. (InstantOn) E.g. 300hours screen-off WiFi connected on a single charge in the same way as a smartphone. (An Alarm Clock on a PC Think about it.)

A Sharing subsystem. App-to-app, app-to-service.

Free hardware accelerated full-disk encryption on consumer PCs with TPM2.0 (E.g. all Intel Baytrail-T PCs)

An application store. It works but needs better economics.

Close architectural relationship to phone OS platform. (Reduced cost-to-port might actually reach zero-cost to port in the future.)

High dynamic range of processor states and usage mode support. E.g. Haswell SoC S0ix state support.

Best digital pen support in the business (business, education) including best handwriting recognition.

Cloud account for settings, files, security information. Cross-device settings sync.

Sensors support. GPS, NFC, etc. (Im a big fan of NFC Tap-And-Send!)

Fast boot, fast resume.

Multi-DPI font scaling across extended desktops.

Integrated web+system search.

Simple 3G hotspot setup.

Better system monitoring tools.

New product boot to user-account readiness in under 10 minutes

Xbox music and video integration. Smart glass Xbox integration. Xbox game account integration.

Simple recovery and repair options.

File history.

Multiple on-screen keyboard/language support.

Hugely improved on-screen keyboard for desktop.

Metered connection support.

Quiet hours support.

Notifications system (that needs a lot of improvement, granted)

Save user files (music, photos, videos) on removable media.

Activities available from lockscreen. E.g. Skype, Camera.

Windows Defender (its not the best AV, but it can help consumers and could improve in the future.)

Tiles UI. Its a good structure for a touch user interface.

Swipe down to close. Use it enough and you wonder why desktop apps dont close when swiped down.

Split screen apps. This is going to be much more useful when (if?) Windows Phone apps can run under Windows 8.

IE11 under Modern. Its a very good touch-enabled browser.

Free apps such as Reader (which supports annotations), Bing News (yes, Bing News), Weather, Maps (Please add Nokia Here, Microsoft!)

Integrated Family Safety accounts.

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32 Windows 8 Core Features That Dont Get Enough Credit.

Always-on, always connected support. (InstantOn) E.g. 300hours screen-off WiFi connected on a single charge in the same way as a smartphone. (An Alarm Clock on a PC Think about it.)

A Sharing subsystem. App-to-app, app-to-service.

Free hardware accelerated full-disk encryption on consumer PCs with TPM2.0 (E.g. all Intel Baytrail-T PCs)

An application store. It works but needs better economics.

Close architectural relationship to phone OS platform. (Reduced cost-to-port might actually reach zero-cost to port in the future.)

High dynamic range of processor states and usage mode support. E.g. Haswell SoC S0ix state support.

Best digital pen support in the business (business, education) including best handwriting recognition.

Cloud account for settings, files, security information. Cross-device settings sync.

Sensors support. GPS, NFC, etc. (Im a big fan of NFC Tap-And-Send!)

Fast boot, fast resume.

Multi-DPI font scaling across extended desktops.

Integrated web+system search.

Simple 3G hotspot setup.

Better system monitoring tools.

New product boot to user-account readiness in under 10 minutes

Xbox music and video integration. Smart glass Xbox integration. Xbox game account integration.

Simple recovery and repair options.

File history.

Multiple on-screen keyboard/language support.

Hugely improved on-screen keyboard for desktop.

Metered connection support.

Quiet hours support.

Notifications system (that needs a lot of improvement, granted)

Save user files (music, photos, videos) on removable media.

Activities available from lockscreen. E.g. Skype, Camera.

Windows Defender (its not the best AV, but it can help consumers and could improve in the future.)

Tiles UI. Its a good structure for a touch user interface.

Swipe down to close. Use it enough and you wonder why desktop apps dont close when swiped down.

Split screen apps. This is going to be much more useful when (if?) Windows Phone apps can run under Windows 8.

IE11 under Modern. Its a very good touch-enabled browser.

Free apps such as Reader (which supports annotations), Bing News (yes, Bing News), Weather, Maps (Please add Nokia Here, Microsoft!)

Integrated Family Safety accounts.

WOW it's obviously far cheaper to buy a paid shill in India...

Now lets take a closer look at this pathetically bogus list:

Always-on, always connected support. (InstantOn) E.g. 300hours screen-off WiFi connected on a single charge in the same way as a smartphone. (An Alarm Clock on a PC Think about it.) Possibly of some use with some laptops

A Sharing subsystem. App-to-app, app-to-service. Can't even identify wtf this means

Free hardware accelerated full-disk encryption on consumer PCs with TPM2.0 (E.g. all Intel Baytrail-T PCs) Semi useless for most folks and, of course, totally useless if it's the NSA that wants a peek.

An application store. It works but needs better economics. LMAO making Windows a closed system with MS as gatekeeper is a PLUS ? This is beyond being a shill, it's insulting to anyone with a functional mind.

Close architectural relationship to phone OS platform. (Reduced cost-to-port might actually reach zero-cost to port in the future.) Useful to all 19 people who bought Windows phones in the US this week...

High dynamic range of processor states and usage mode support. E.g. Haswell SoC S0ix state support. Completely pointless, esp to anyone overclocking

Best digital pen support in the business (business, education) including best handwriting recognition. Pointless and/or debatable

Cloud account for settings, files, security information. Cross-device settings sync. Lockin to MS cloud that may or may not be there, at god only knows what price is a plus ?

Sensors support. GPS, NFC, etc. (Im a big fan of NFC Tap-And-Send!) NFC really useful on a desktop or most laptops, the author seems to be running full Win 8.1 on a phone ?

Fast boot, fast resume. Irrelevant in a world of SSD boot drives

Multi-DPI font scaling across extended desktops. Finally an actual upgraded feature of use to those running multiple monitors...and only about a decade late...

Integrated web+system search. Integrated with what ? Bing ? give us all a break

Simple 3G hotspot setup. he's back running full 8.1 on a phone or tablet...sigh

Better system monitoring tools. 'better' than what ? this is getting silly/pathetic

New product boot to user-account readiness in under 10 minutes Irrelevant if true, which it isn't...

Xbox music and video integration. Smart glass Xbox integration. Xbox game account integration. Now here's a really useful feature in the corporate environment...and close to useless anywhere else

Simple recovery and repair options. Which all existed before and are now buried and harder to find and still barely adequate and much slower than every aftermarket option.

File history. Huh ? wtf are you even talking about ?

Multiple on-screen keyboard/language support. Where ? on tablets and phones ...wtf are you even talking about ?

Hugely improved on-screen keyboard for desktop. See above

Metered connection support. See above

Quiet hours support. He's just listing features he was paid to tout, even he doesn't know wtf this means...

Notifications system (that needs a lot of improvement, granted) We're on a tablet of phone it seems for all these silly features

Save user files (music, photos, videos) on removable media.

Activities available from lockscreen. E.g. Skype, Camera.

Windows Defender (its not the best AV, but it can help consumers and could improve in the future.)

Tiles UI. Its a good structure for a touch user interface.

Swipe down to close. Use it enough and you wonder why desktop apps dont close when swiped down.

Split screen apps. This is going to be much more useful when (if?) Windows Phone apps can run under Windows 8.

IE11 under Modern. Its a very good touch-enabled browser.

Free apps such as Reader (which supports annotations), Bing News (yes, Bing News), Weather, Maps (Please add Nokia Here, Microsoft!)

Integrated Family Safety accounts.

OK I skipped the rest, all designed for touchscreen tablet use, all the things that make the OS infuriating on any real computer and together they amount to the absolute minimum, badly executed, to make a touchscreen tablet function at all, the fact that this crap has been foisted upon a world of desktop and laptops that don't have and NEVER will have touchscreens (they settled the fact that touchscreens are NOT ergonomic, ineffecient and a LOUSY interface at PARC thirty years ago...) is precisely why the visceral hatred for MS putting their priorities far above their userbase wishes and continually insisting that WE are all WRONG is resulting in unending pushback...otoh Win 8 is going to wind up doing wonders for the sale of Win 7.

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I would rather use DOS 4 than Windows 8xx

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