Will Windows® 8 Outshine Mac® OS X Lion?
With the recent release of Apple Mac OS X Lion, Microsoft seems to be gearing up for a better challenge with the scheduled release of Windows 8 in 2012.
At the D9 conference, users were only given a brief preview of the appearance of Windows 8 interface along with a change in the design parameters. Windows 8 has so far impressed many users as it has completely overhauled from its previous appearance to include a tile interface, which is similar to Windows Phone 7.
Some of the similarities between Windows 8 and Mac OS X Lion can be seen as follows:
- Windows 8 user interface will be completely based on gesture touch, which means that you can use your fingers to navigate through the desktop. Additionally, you will be able to use keyboard and a mouse. Unlike Windows 8, Mac OS X Lion is not based on the gesture touch interface.
- Windows 8 and Mac OS X Lion will have full screen support for apps that will allow users to switch between the apps. Speaking of app, Microsoft may also develop its own store for Windows 8 apps.
- In terms of contrast, Windows 8 will allow users to resize the app for multitasking, whereas Mac OS X Lion allows users to send files within a 30 feet radius to other Mac computers through a utility called Airdrop.
These are just some of the points of similarities and contrast between Windows 8 and Mac OS X Lion. Let us see how Windows 8 incorporates some of the features of Mac OS X Lion in its final release in 2012.