Aware Bear Pittsford Windows 8 New Features
The start menu has been a part of the Windows operating system for almost 20 years. Since e its first release in 1995. Aware Bear Computer repair in Pittsford NY noticed the start menu bottom was replaced by a modern UI with square corners and flat edges instead of the curves said Aware Bear Computers.
The Aero Glass has been discontinued; users do not see a transparent blurred version of the desktop underneath the open window. The real question is, was Aero discontinued because it distracted users? Was it performance related? The more visual effects on an operating system has the more resources (memory RAM, CPU power), more visual interfaces tend to use battery life on laptops and tablets. Was this change geared towards performance? These questions will be answered as the Windows 8 final release comes out in late October 2012. Aware Bear will be doing another complete review once the final Windows 8 review comes out.
Users upgrading from Windows XP should have no problem upgrading to any version of Windows 8. Many businesses and home users still running Windows XP, as Microsoft announced, it will be no longer supporting XP as of 2014. Other users that got used to the Aero interface, will have to get adjusted to this new change. The same change is true for the new Office 2013 mentioned Andre Alves.
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We were able to go online and choose a variety of Windows 8 themes in order to customize the new operating system in order to meet the needs of Aware Bear Computer Repair in Pittsford New York. One thing we noticed is that the taskbar still has a little bit of transparency built in, definitely not the same as its previous versions: Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Consumers upgrading to Windows 8 will have to learn a few of the new Windows features. It “Will be a little bit of a learning curve, however you will get used to it pretty quickly, especially if you own a tablet” said Andre Alves (Aware Bear) from Rochester, NY.
The start menu can still be accessed by pressing the windows key on the keyboard and you can still move your mouse to the left hand corner and see the (thumbnail) of the Start screen. If you right click your mouse you can see all the Windows 8 apps.
Microsoft developed a collection of shortcuts that is called The Mobility Centre; the same Mobility Centre was also used on Windows 7 as well. It helps consumers navigate a little bit better; however our customers miss the old start menu. Is just a matter of getting adjusted to the new technology, human beings are very adaptive creatures however most people prefer routing and things they are familiarity.
The same settings are available on Windows 8, screen resolution, customize; screen savers and other familiar settings were brought over into the new Windows. Aware Bear was able to test these features first hand, said Andre Alves from Aware Bear in Pittsford.
Microsoft preserved one great feature from Windows 7, however is hidden and no longer showed to you. If you float your mouse over the taskbar and click your mouse over, you get the Aero behavior of minimizing all open applications and get the desktop. Do the reverse and your programs will be all back. For more information about Aware Bear Computer Repair in Pittsford NY please visit the Aware Bear official website (http://awarebear.com) or call (585)473-7035 or visit us on 5 Monroe Ave 14534.