Q1: What is the latest operating system of Microsoft?
Windows 8 with new features.
Q2. For which devices the Windows8 is available?
Q3. Why is windows8 is more secure then other operating systems of microsoft?
Additional security features in Windows 8 include two new authentication methods tailored towards touchscreens (PINs and picture passwords) the addition of antivirus capabilities to Windows Defender (bringing it in parity with Microsoft’s Security Essentials software) SmartScreen filtering integrated into the desktop, and support for the “Secure Boot” functionality on UEFI systems to protect against malware infecting the boot process. Parental controls are offered through the integrated Family Safety software, which allows parents to monitor and control their children’s activities on a device with activity reports and safety controls. Windows 8 also provides integrated system recovery through the new “Refresh” and “Reset” functions.
Q4. Which browser microsoft gives with windows8?
Internet Explorer 10 with windows8 pack and other browsers of chrome and firefox can be downloaded .
Q5.What are the Minimum requirments for windows8?
Processor 1 GHz clock rate
Memory (RAM) IA-32 edition: 1 GB
x64 edition: 2 GB
Graphics Card DirectX 9 graphics device
WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
Display screen 1024×768 pixels
Input device Keyboard and mouse
Hard disk space IA-32 edition: 16 GB
x64 edition: 20 GB
Q6.Tell about the software compatibility in windows8.
The three desktop editions of Windows 8 are sold in two sub-editions: 32-bit and 64-bit. The 32-bit sub-edition runs on CPUs compatible with x86 architecture 3rd generation (known as IA-32) or newer, and can run 32-bit and 16-bit applications, although 16-bit support must be enabled first. (16-bit applications are developed for CPUs compatible with x86 2nd generation, first conceived in 1978. Microsoft started moving away from this architecture since Windows 95.
The 64-bit sub-edition runs on CPUs compatible with x86 8th generation (known as x86-64, or x64) or newer, and can run 32-bit and 64-bit programs. 32-bit programs and operating system are restricted to supporting only 4 gigabytes of memory while 64-bit systems can theoretically support 2048 gigabytes of memory.64-bit operating systems require a different set of device drivers than those of 32-bit operating systems.
Windows RT, the only edition of Windows 8 for systems with ARM processors, only supports applications included with the system (such as a special version of Office 2013), supplied through Windows Update, or Windows Store apps, to ensure that the system only runs applications that are optimized for the architecture. Windows RT does not support running IA-32 or x64 applications. Windows Store apps can either be cross-compatible between Windows 8 and Windows RT, or compiled to support a specific architecture.
Q7. Windows8 and the start button.
in windows8 there is no start button but the start screeen button and that displays the screen with the apps.
but we can get back our start button.
Q8.Is Adobe Flash supported on Internet Explorer 10?
Internet Explorer 10 includes Adobe Flash as a platform feature. Flash will be available, out of the box for Windows 8, on both Internet Explorer, and Internet Explorer for the desktop. Users can turn it on or off on the Manage Add-ons dialog box. Administrators can use the following Group Policy setting to control Flash usage in their environments: “Turn off Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer and prevent applications from using Internet Explorer technology to instantiate Flash objects”.
Q9.Little details about the Microsoft India corporation ltd.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, USA. It has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in nine cities – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.
Q10. Does windows8 works on ARM processors too?
indeed it works with low power ARM processors.