Microsoft launches Windows 8 Operating System in Jo’burg

Software giant Microsoft last week launched Microsft Windows 8 operating system at an event held at Shine Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa, part of its worldwide series of events marking the unveiling of its new operating system

As of October 26, South African consumers and businesses have had access to purchasing or upgrading to Windows 8. The new OS offers a new user interface (UI) and a wide range of apps with the grand opening of the Windows Store, available on a broad range of Windows 8 certified PCs and tablets.

Speaking at the launch, Microsoft SA managing director Mteto Nyati said: “With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft is unveiling a reimagined Windows to the world,”

“Whether you want a tablet or a PC, whether you want to consume or create content, whether you want to work or play – Windows 8 delivers a personalised experience that fits your unique style and needs.” he added.

Two versions of the operating system are available for sale in South Africa, namely Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. For business customers, Windows 8 Enterprise offers new possibilities in mobile productivity with features like Windows To Go, DirectAccess, and BranchCache, as well as enhanced end-to-end security with features including BitLocker and AppLocker.

Also launched was Windows RT, an operating system designed for ARM-based tablets, which will be available pre-installed on new devices.

Windows 8 features the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives people one-click access to the apps and content they care most about, the entirely new Internet Explorer 10 that is perfect for touch, and built-in cloud capabilities with SkyDrive that allow users to share images and documents quickly and easily.

In addition to the range of new devices available, eligible Windows 7 PCs purchased between June 2, 2012, and January 31, 2013 can download Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of R130.00 (exchange rate dependent) with the Windows Upgrade Offer.

In attendance at the launch was also Olympic gold medallist swimmer Chad le Clos.

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