Malaysia took part in launching the latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8. In Malaysia, many users prefer to use Microsoft's operating system and so it can be a huge market for the US giant.
KUALA LUMPUR, 29 October 2012 - Microsoft Malaysia ("Microsoft") today unveiled its latest operating system, Windows 8, which is designed for a no-compromise experience for work and play across various device form-factors - from desktop-based All-in-Ones, to laptops and ultrabooks, as well as new hybrid and tablet models.
"This year, Microsoft Malaysia celebrates its 20th anniversary of Transforming Malaysia Together. We have made such a huge impact on transforming education, businesses and lives here in Malaysia through the power of computing technology. Today, this is best exemplified through the launch of Windows 8!" declared Ananth Lazarus, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia.
He continued, "With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft is unveiling a re-imagined 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 no-compromise, immersive personalized experience that fits your unique style and needs."
The highly anticipated touch-optimized operating system has garnered more than 16 million preview participants to date and is considered to be the most tested, reviewed and ready operating system in Microsoft's history with over 1.24 billion hours of testing.
Some of the main features of Windows 8 include the new fast and fluid Start screen that gives people one-click access to the apps and content they care most about. In addition, the entirely new Internet Explorer 10 has been perfectly designed for touch and offers built-in cloud storage capabilities with SkyDrive.
The Live Tiles feature in Windows 8, meanwhile, provides seamless connectivity to multiple social applications thus delivering updated information at a glance without the hassle of attending to multiple applications simultaneously.
Microsoft's bullish outlook for Windows 8 is shared by industry experts and analysts. For instance, David Pierce, a Reviews Editor at The Verge, highlighted how Windows 8 provides a hiccup-free user experience. "Windows 8 is smoother, faster, and more reliable than ever.there's nothing about Windows 8 that feels buggy, unstable, or unfinished," said Pierce.
Similarly, Sebastian Anthony, Senior Editor at ExtremeTech compared his initial Windows 8 experience with its closest competitors. "Windows 8 and the Metro/Modern/Rectilinear interface are an absolute joy to use on a touchscreen. They blow Android and iOS out of the water in terms of ease of use, functionality, and speed," he said.