Article by Samir Faraj
What is Windows 8 Xtreme?
As the release date of the new operating system by Microsoft nears, a lot of people cannot wait to try the new system. Microsoft’s Windows 8 is making a lot of noise on the internet with the unknown schedule of its official release. So millions of people are downloading the so-called early edition of Windows 8 called Windows 8Xtreme. Unfortunately, that system is not the same as the Windows 8 that will be released in 2012. It is a totally different operating system. People should not confuse the Windows 8Xtreme with the genuine Windows 8.
Windows 8 Xtreme was actually a system that is based on Microsoft’s operating system Windows 7. It is not a successor of Windows 7 but a tweaked version of the Win 7. A lot of names surfaced such as Windows 8 Pre Xtreme Edition, Windows 8 Ultimate Xtreme Edition, and Windows 2010 but they only pertain to the same system. Windows 8 Xtreme is not an official release of Microsoft.
The so-called Windows 8 Xtreme has all the original components of Windows 7 Image. It is still Windows 7 with the compilation of all the best tweaks and new integrated appearance of the system. So people who have downloaded and installed this system will not find any compatibility issues with software or hardware.
Windows 8 Xtreme comes with new designs that people can enjoy. People will see new Windows 7 themes with new 3D cursors. HD is also a thing to look for in this system because there are new HD wallpapers and new HD system icons that are integrated in the system. These features will impress the users. Aside from this, a new start button and new logon screen will appear. The users of this system will also find new user account pictures and windows scheme sounds included in the Xtreme system.
Aside from the new designs, there are also tweaks included in the Windows 8 Pre Xtreme Edition. Users can now take ownership of the files made in the system. User account control is also disabled. For those people who are particular with maintaining the health of the computer will like the automatic disk defragmenter using Diskeeper. Aside from this, file extensions will be displayed to know what types of files are in the folders. One more impressive feature of Windows 8 Xtreme is that users can search through the system folders. Enhanced right click command file and ClearType are just some of the cool tweaks in this operating system.
Windows 8 Xtreme also has an increased network through-put with additional Windows 7 tweaks and Internet Explorer 8 tweaks. These are just some of the new features that can be enjoyed by users in this system.
With the fuss about Windows 8 release, people should not confuse Windows 8 Xtreme with the real Windows 8. But for users who installed the Xtreme edition, there are a lot of new features that they can use. Although these features are not the ones that they are expecting in Windows 8, the features are still impressive.