Essay about Windows 8

Submitted By bigchristian2k2
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Windows 8
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September, 16 2013

Windows 8

Windows 8 is a fast fluid operation systems that is optimized for touch screen hardware. User applications are organized into easy to touch tiles on the start menu and can be activated by a simple touch or mouse click. The tiled applications also update independently from each other on the start screen giving the user live updates in each app in a summarized view on the tiles. Windows 8 also has a full desktop tile that allows the user to switch from the tile mode to the traditional to a traditional Windows desktop.
Applications don't slow down your PC in Windows 8, so you don't need to close them for performance. When you're not using one of these apps, Windows will save it in the background and then close it eventually if you don't use it. If you really want to close an app from the Windows Store, you can drag it off the bottom of the screen. Process Lasso is an add-on for Windows 8 and process priority optimization and system automation utility. Priority optimization, affinity optimization, core optimization, automated rules, automated power schemes are all available. Process Lasso's most popular feature is the unique process optimization technology called Process Balance that will improve your PC's response time and stability through process priority optimization and CPU affinity adjustments. Windows, by design, allows programs to monopolize your CPU without restraint which leads to hangs, micro-lags, and delays in your keystroke or mouse actions. Process Balance intelligently adjusts the priorities and CPU affinities of running programs, on-demand, as-needed so that badly behaved processes won't negatively impact the responsiveness of your PC. Process Balance works by lowering the priority of select background processes in high loads, not raising priorities. Windows 8 processing system is built for ultimate usability allowing the user to take max advantage of applications by using automated processes to stop and start apps as needed. Windows 8 machines run fast and has set the standard for future operating systems.
Windows 8 offers built in systems to manage both family access and system security. The user can setup one administrator account that controls access to applications and websites to all user profiles created on the operation system, which keeps the control of content in the hands of parents which are suggested administrators of the system. These settings can be adjusted through the Family Safety System and only the administrator can grant or deny access.
In Windows 8 the Microsoft Security Essentials has been replaced with Windows Defender which runs in the background of the operating system and sends automatic alerts for items that require immediate attention. In addition to Defender, Windows 8 features a new system for spam and phishing called Smart Screen Filter located in the new Windows Internet Explorer 9. It works as a filter while surfing the internet and alerts the user of suspicious websites that may be trying to infiltrate the system. If a malicious website is detected, Internet Explorer 9 blocks the entire site, when appropriate. It also can do a "surgical block" of malware or phishing hosted on legitimate websites, blocking malicious pages without affecting the rest of the site. Smart Screen Filter also works with Download Manager to help protect you from malicious downloads. Potentially risky downloads are immediately blocked and then clearly identified so that you can make an informed decision to delete, run, or save the download.
Bit Locker has also changed for Windows 8, Vista and windows 7 the program was a post installation application. But in Windows 8 it comes pre-operation system load which reduces the risk of hackers getting information from your PC. With this improvement administrators can enable BitLocker from the Windows Pre-installation Environment (WinPE) prior to operating system deployment. This is done with…