Preview version of Windows 8.1: innovation in IE 11 and System Requirements
A preliminary version of Windows 8.1 Preview officially debut on June 26, but due to leakage of information on the Internet have become aware of some details about the system requirements of the first major revision of Windows 8. In addition, there are reports that 8.1 will include the 11th edition browser Internet Explorer, which will offer Internet users a number of improvements.
A new collection of screenshots, recently admitted to the network, shows the system requirements for Windows 8.1 Preview – update, which is to say Microsoft, “works great on the same hardware as Windows 8.”
For example, a preliminary version of Windows RT 8.1 requires devices equipped with Windows RT, which already has an operating system focused on tablets, and has at least 10 GB of free space.
As for the desktop version of Windows RT 8.1, here the technical recommendations are:
– Processor: 1 GHz or faster;
– Memory: 1 GB for 32-bit and 2 GB for 64-bit versions;
– Free space on hard drive: 16 GB for 32-bit and 20 GB for 64-bit versions;
– Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 with WDDM-driver.
Declassified documents on the Internet have also reported that in the Windows 8.1 Preview will include web-browser Internet Explorer 11, which offers a new option called Click to Call. It will allow users to easily dial the phone numbers found in the network directly from the browser. But meree, it is not clear how this function if it is based on browser plug-in Skype Click to Call, can be enabled by default in IE 11.
In Microsoft explain: “Click to Call – a new feature in Internet Explorer 11. If the user wants to use a specific application to dial the number, it can configure the program to the Default Programs as caused by default. These changes will be tagged to a specific account, they do not affect other users. “
More details will be known later this week when the preview version of Windows 8.1 will be presented in the BUILD-developer conference, to be held June 26 in San Francisco.
Windows 8.1 System Requirements
Innovation in Internet Explorer 11