Windows 8 has been released for download from MSDN website intended for developer to have a feel and develop applications to suit the new interface. You might be confuse because it won’t appear as Windows 8 but as Windows Developer Preview. You may visit this url to download: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home
I’ve installed the Windows Developer Preview on laptop as well as tablet. I found out that the minimum resolution needed for the ‘Metro style apps’ to work is 1024 x 768. However, if your laptop/netbook/tablet maximum resolution still can’t reach this resolution, there is a work around which is hacking the registry as explained below:
- Run ‘regedit’
- Search and modify all values “Display1_DownScalingSupported” from “0″ to “1″
- Restart the system
- Enjoy the two new resolutions: 1024×768 px and 1152×864 px
Here are some interesting stuff I found it better that Windows 7:
Metro Style Apps – really nice especially for tablet/touch screen devices
Large button on screen keyboard – good for tablet/touch screen devices
There are more new features:
- New login/logout style
- Lock screen displays full screen picture that can act as a picture frame
- New task manager interface
In terms of stability, there are few hiccups in this release whereby I realized that if the device were left for quite sometime (2-3 days), it system hangs/very slow after wake up from hybernating.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned!
:: aerobrainTech ::