Windows 8 is still in development, but a beta release has already seen a launch. In light of this, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 best features of Windows 8, using the beta, as well as known facts of Microsoft’s umpteenth forthcoming operating system.

Top 10 Best Features of Windows 8

10. Start up time:

One of the quarrels with Windows’ recent operating systems are its launch time. Windows XP was undoubtedly slow, with Vista and Windows 7, its successors, both managing to up the start-up time. However, with Windows 8 it will be even more swift with a few neat additions Microsoft has implemented – one of which include the Kernel hibernation feature, as well as the fact that users can easily remove all applications that load upon start-up.

9. Instant Search: Best Features of Windows 8

Instant search has seen the removal of the pop-up Start button, but it’s also, of course, brought a whole new interface that users may admire. For instance, instant search will let users type a program’s name into the bar which then initiates a search menu that showcases a list of similar applications, files, as well as setting relating to what the user searched.

8. Cloud Synchronization:

This feature of Windows 8 will see all of someone’s applications, start-screen and settings being available for synchronization all together. Indeed, this is a much more effective way when compared to shifting such applications, etc, to a new system.

7. Redefined Multi-Tasking:

Multi-tasking for the latest Windows operating system has received a much-welcomed upgrade. Users will be given the opportunity to experience the true meaning of multi-task in all its glory. For example, you could be running Photoshop whilst having an email client present on the side of the screen. Similarly, when playing games you could even run the email client or a browser.

6. Windows 8 App Store:

Apple has enjoyed great success with the app store available on their operating system. Microsoft will try to emulate their success with the Windows 8 application store which will entail both Win32 apps, in addition to Metro apps.

5. Task Manager: Best Features of Windows 8

The task manager, ever since Windows XP, has always retained a strikingly familiar look in its successors. Windows 8, however, won’t continue that trend and has upgraded its task manager. Users will now see a heat-map-based interface that easily identifies which application is using the most power and such. Additionally, a new feature has been implemented that sees Windows 8 users being able to view which applications have, without your knowledge, made their way into the boot routine (the application will load up upon booting the system with Windows 8 installed up, consequently resulting in a potential slower start-up time).

4. Onscreen Keyboard:

Windows 8 will see the introduction of an onscreen keyboard, which, going by initial reaction to it, is quite the useful inclusion. An effective way to prove those claims could be the auto-suggest feature that appears on the screen as a user types and will then present an ‘Insert’ button’ above the space bar – this, ultimately, results in the user not needed to remove their hands from the keyboard to click the Insert button.

3. Internet Explorer 10:

Internet Explorer is, even with the competition with the market from the likes of Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, keeping its dominance in the Internet browser market intact. The release of Windows 8 will introduce the next version of the browser, Internet Explorer 10. Some of its notable features, for one, is users being able to search via their desktops or the web through Bing, Microsoft’s search engine. In addition, the Metro-based explorer features various commands, tabs as well as the address bar on top of the browser.

2. Reset and Refresh:

Windows 8 will allow users to, firstly, refresh which can be used to refresh the system without anything within the operating system being affect, such as one’s files. The reset feature, meanwhile, is utilized for resetting the system in addition to the inclusion of restoring the system to a desire original point.

1. Virtualization Integration:

If you’re not too fond of Windows 8 or just need to use a different version of the various versions of the operating system for whatever reason, then Microsoft have implemented a solution to that; the company has integrated an in-built virtualization feature allowing users to easily switch between Windows 8’s predecessors. For example, then, a user may prefer the Graphical User Interface present in Windows 7 more than its successor’s, so they can with ease boot the operating system whilst you’re on Windows 8.

Folks we have shared the best features of windows 8 which we found useful for all users. Do let us know via comments here that what do you think about windows 8 or you have tried it on your Pc or not.