What is latest version of Windows?\r\nMany people over the Internet are asking this question specially for those who are not using Microsoft Windows or not the fans of it, so the answer for the "What is latest version of Windows?" question is Windows 8.\r\nMicrosoft has released recently their Windows 8th version which grabbed all people attention because of its new style in terms of visual interface or technical programming unlike Microsoft previous windows versions, it offers the user two interface designs at the same time one for the tablets and the other one for desktops and laptops.\r\nInstallation of Microsoft Windows 8\r\nMicrosoft has put buying the latest version of Windows in several ways and at a very reasonable prices.\r\n\r\nCan be upgraded from previous windows versions such as Windows xp, Win Vista and Win 7 at a price of almost 40$ from a Windows 8 upgrading dedicated version only.\r\nUpgrading from Windows 7 after purchasing a laptop during June 2012 directly from Microsoft.com for only 15$.\r\nInstalling fresh copy of Windows 8 by purchasing the complete Windows 8 version DVD from the market for only 70$ \r\n\r\n[scheaven_infobox color="grey" width="100" align="none" icon="info2"]Note: Upgrading from previous windows versions to the latest version of windows is not always recommended as a third parity programs compatibility issues may raise up, But that doesn't mean that upgrading to windows 8 will not make most of your programs and tools not to work properly as Microsoft designed Windows 8 to be compatible with Windows 7 programs.[infoclose color="grey"]\r\nThe Installation process of Windows 8 is extremely easy as its initial steps are similar to those of Windows Vista or Windows 7, in addition to that Microsoft has simplified the process of choosing and selecting options, and the installation ends by selecting the windows 8 theme colors for each user you are defining.\r\n[scheaven_infobox color="red" width="100" align="none" icon="info2"]Note: I will post a complete video tutorial in the coming days for how to install a fresh copy of Microsoft Windows 8 step by step so stay tuned.[infoclose color="red"]\r\nWindows 8 hardware requirements\r\nAny PC or laptop operates Windows Vista or Windows 7 is sufficient to operates Windows 8, and to be more detailed the minimum hardware requirements are below:\r\n\r\nCPU: 1 GHz or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 \r\nRAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)\r\nHD space: 16 GB for (32-bit) or 20 GB for (64-bit)\r\nGraphics card: DirectX\u00a09 graphics device with WDDM driver\r\n\r\nBrand new Windows 8 Interface design overview\r\nWhen Windows 8 starts and you log into it, the first thing you will see is the new Metro interface, the Metro interface is designed to put all the high priority applications in the form of blocks in different sizes and colors which you may modify both, this interface is so useful and easy to use specially if you have a touch monitor (which is basically designed for) or even if you are using a normal mouse, you may add any application you use normally into the metro space.\r\n\r\nAlso, the old desktop interface is still there in case if you feel more comfortable using it by waving away the metro interface and you will find yourself as you are using Windows 7 desktop again within the latest version of windows.\r\nOne of the advantages of the new design is Charm bar you can find when you move the mouse in the upper right corner or the lower one of the screen, it provides you everything you need, it also gives you the ability to access the device setting and other applications in addition to share content in the social networks and view alerts and read the time and lots of other features.\r\nAnother easy way to see what applications are currently opened is located on the left side bar when you move the mouse pointer in the upper left corner of the screen you can see them there and directly can be accessible.\r\nAnother new feature the metro interface is offering are the applications alerts or updates, such as twitter or any other applications, and you can set for how many alerts to show up to 7 alerts.\r\nWindows 8 built-in applications\r\n The latest version of windows offer some additional useful apps that an average user may use on daily basis, some of those applications are listed below:\r\n\r\nEmail application: A simple email application for your email usage.\r\nPeople application: This application will grab all your information from Google, Microsoft, twitter, facebook and Linkdin.\r\nMessenger application: Provides you the ability to connect and use your facebook and Microsoft.\r\nNew Internet explorer: Internet explorer version 10, the best explorer programmed by Microsoft by far.\r\nCalendar application: With a simple interface you can connect and use some third parity accounts such as Google account. \r\nReader application: Use this application to read your PDF format files.\r\nMusic application: Use this application to buy music from the Internet and also listen to music locally saved on your device.\r\nWeather application: Display live weather within the metro interface in a wonderful design.\r\nBing Maps application: Using this app you can view Bing Maps with some awesome features like viewing the traffic maps and the navigation as well.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSky Drive application: A service to store your files in the clouds servers within your account by using this app.\r\nPictures application: to view your photos stored locally, on facebook or from your Sky drive account remotely.\r\n\r\nNew Microsoft Windows 8 Store\r\nOne of the most useful services Microsoft has produced with the release of Microsoft Windows 8 is the Store application.\r\nThe store app provides you the flexibility to download for free and\/or purchase any application or game directly from the new Microsoft Store (just like apple store) and with a simple click, and also gives you the ability to set an option of updating the downloaded apps directly and automatically without worrying about the new releases.\r\n\r\nThe Store app show you all needed details regarding the applications you are willing to download such as information about the apps, size of the desired app, and to get further information for how this application will act in your operating system in terms of technical.\r\nConclusion regarding the latest version of Windows\r\nMicrosoft Windows 8 is the best release by far in terms of design, flexibility, features, compatibility, technicality ....etc, at first you may find it difficult to use the new metro interface but over time in a matter of days you will master it and love it, even you will stop using the old fashion desktop interface as the new one is more flexible.\r\nThere might be some minor defects in Windows 8 but as usual we will see improvements in every system update.