Microsoft Windows 8 operating system

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About Microsoft Windows 8 operating system

The Microsoft Windows 8 operating system is a major departure from its predecessors. Unlike Windows 7 and XP, the Windows 8 operating system features the new Metro interface, which replaces static icons and windows with dynamic tiles. The Metro interface and its apps are also touch-enabled, designed to work on Windows 8 tablets as well as PCs. For Microsoft, Windows 8 marks a transition into the era of consumerization, and this shift could significantly affect how enterprise desktop administrators do their jobs. One reason for concern is that there are different versions of the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system for PCs and tablets, and application compatibility between the two could cause problems. The resources in this section will help desktop admins deal with these issues and learn how to take advantage of all the new features in the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system.