Windows 8 Problems & Security

Some Potential Windows 8 Problems

If the promises made by Microsoft come true, Windows 8 is sure to mark a watershed in the world of operating systems. The Immersive Browser and the Metro UI presented by the Build version of the upcoming OS, have indeed set new benchmarks by now. Adding to our excitement and curiosity, Microsoft now and then makes announcements about how far they’ve gone in making Windows 8 a reality. Well, this time let’s have a look at some of the issues with the new OS.

Windows 8 and Its Predecessors

As developers point out, there are a few potential problems Windows 8 would have to overcome in order to be rated as good as their predecessors. The

greatest advantage that platforms like Windows XP offered is undoubtedly its ‘ease of use’. There are even quite a few people around the globe who opine that no OS is as good as Windows 98. Well, if that

Windows 8 Problems

Windows 8 Features

comment seems ridiculous to you, it’s not so for many. The reason behind such a judgment is that yesteryear platforms offered options easily discernible and usable.

Coming down to Windows Vista, which indeed set new norms for operating systems, the opinion is not that good and is rather criticized a lot for having compromised with ease of use for a so called ‘impressive UI’. And if this is what the upcoming OS has in the offing, the prospects won’t be that fine and may only invite a host of Windows 8 problems.

What are the Windows 8 Problems?

As you might be well aware, Windows 8 is being designed (almost exclusively) for tablet PC users. The Metro UI and Immersive Browser aren’t that great attractions for a conventional PC user or even a laptop user for that matter. If Microsoft seeks to deliver something worthwhile for all users, it’s high time that they rethink whether the state-of-the-art features they plan to incorporate in Windows 8 would be of any utility for the millions of conventional PC users worldwide.

A Clarification

Well, if you’ve been thinking that I’m making a socialistic kind of remark regarding Microsoft’s dream project, it isn’t much so. It’s only my heartfelt desire that what Windows offered hitherto, be offered in the future as well. I mean, the benefits of user-friendliness and usability across conventional PCs should be fulfilled by Windows 8 as well.

Well, that’s all for now about Windows 8 problems.

Windows 8 Security for avoiding Windows 8 Problems

Windows 8, owing to the promises made by Microsoft and the exciting glimpses presented by its developer preview, has now become the most discussed topic in the computing world. The Immersive Browser and the Metro Style desktop have been able to attract a great deal of appreciation from all sides and also escalate the expectations of all. As we eagerly await the launch of the new OS, Microsoft from time to time makes announcements, adding to our excitement and curiosity.

Microsoft- Focused on Security

As part of developing the state-of-the-art Windows 8, it seems that Microsoft is really keen on implementing a highly secure protection mechanism to avoid all Windows 8 problems. As such, the first announcement was that they themselves would ship an in-built antivirus with the new OS. However, such plans didn’t materialize, owing to the opposition from third party antivirus manufacturers. But now things have taken a positive return, as Microsoft has invited vendors to check the compatibility of antivirus filter drivers with Windows 8. Moreover, their focus on features related to computer security such as Security Development Lifecycle or SDL, testing, coding, and design system, proves that they are really committed to ensuring the security of Windows 8.

Below given are some of the security enhancements Microsoft plans to bring about in Windows 8:

Windows 8 Problems

Security for Windows 8

Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR)

The main function of the ASLR is to protect the core of the operating system from Windows 8 problems such as kernel mode NULL dereference vulnerability, which happens to be the gateway for hackers to gain any unauthorized privilege over your PC. As the Windows 8 help team points out, the ASLR tweaks will help you prevent any such unauthorized intrusions into your Windows 8 system.

Memory Heap Randomization

This tweak is intended to shield your Windows 8 PC from the malicious attack of malware rogues to overrun those spaces allotted for the malicious purposes of an application. As such, even if in the unlikely event that your PC is intruded, your apps will stay protected.

The Support for UEFI 2.3.1 is another security enhancement in Windows 8 that seeks to stop early booting of malwares, so that they are nipped at the buds, before they get loaded into the system memory.

Well, if all the above materialize, there won’t be any Windows 8 problems- hopefully.

To know more, do get in touch with Windows 8 help.

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