Windows 8/ Windows RT are scheduled to launch on October 26th. With Microsoft’s next biggest software launch right around the corner, we were expecting to have a look at some of the interesting video ad campaigns for Windows 8. The ads aren’t on the air yet, but an Israeli website called Techit.co.il has apparently got their hands on not just one but four TV adverts that promotes Windows 8.
All the four commercials have a run time of just under a minute. Below are the ads:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ng4KK04Ows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS0fz1wArV8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkTDQ-b2MDs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tN0hNQTrcU<
As you must have seen above, the commercials show off several features of Windows 8, however, more concentration has been given on the footage which shows Windows 8 running on a tablet. The OS is also shown running on a laptop and desktop PC, but the all the new touch screen-themed “Modern” user interface is highlighted.
We’re not sure whether these adverts are authentic or not, but they definitely look fit to be aired on prime time. Also, adverts typically have a run time of either 30 sec or 60 sec, but these ads range between 55 sec to 58 sec, which is a bit odd. Nevertheless, Windows 8 is scheduled to launch on October 26th, along with an array of Windows 8 and Windows RT based devices, so we expect Microsoft to air these commercials soon after the launch.
Windows 8 has many advantages over Microsoft’s previous operating system for masses, the Windows 7.
In Windows 8, more emphasis has been given on speed. Speed is a very important argument when the system hardware is slow. I have been testing out beta version of Windows 8 for few months now and some of the interesting features which I would like to point out are:
Interface: Windows 8 is designed to be used on convertible products, meaning it has an interface that is touch friendly. The desktop interface is not eliminated, which is a good move. The touch screen “Modern” user interface (previously called as Metro interface) is very similar to the interface that is implemented in Windows Phone 7 and the upcoming Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. The interface is quite a breeze to use using a mouse pointer too, but the experience is different when used on a touch screen.
Quick Boot: The system boots amazingly quick with Windows 8. You can expect to see the Start Screen within 10 seconds, and my test system is incidentally an Intel Core Solo (Celeron) based hardware, so I expect things to be faster when used with a SSD and better processor.
Shutdown: Similar to the very small boot time, Windows 8 is also able to perform a snappy shutdown, and I can assure you that it’s really quick.
With Windows 8, Microsoft has emphasized more on security. Windows 8 is designed to work with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), though it will work just fine with BIOS. To be considered Windows 8 certified, systems will need to use UEFI instead of BIOS.
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UPDATE: Microsoft has apparently claimed copyright for the videos and they are no longer available.