The next generation of Microsoft's operating system has a host of new features. According to Microsoft, Windows 8 offers the most comprehensive OS upgrade since Windows 95.
See your apps and content in a glance on the start screen.
These touch interactive tiles display immediate data - email services, social networking sites, IM apps and other information sources.
The new Metro interface is subdivided into blocks or "Live Tiles," as Microsoft calls.
A personalised lock screen displays unread emails, some notification icons and a clock. Slide it out and, depending on your security settings, you'll be asked for a PIN or password. This will direct you to the centrepiece of the entire user interface - the start screen.
It allows you to pick files you want to send or share. A user can easily select and email photos from different places, such as Facebook, Flickr or his computer's hard drive.
The Metro IE 10 browser brings a start screen for quick access to the Websites frequently used by the user. Besides, the touch browsing is fast, fluid and intuitive, claims the company.
It shows large buttons that help you type on the touch keyboard. It automatically suggests words as you type and presents a large Insert key right on the keyboard.
You can also select a split layout so that you could more easily type with your thumbs.