Managing Files and the World of Windows

Take a position on whether or not standardization and naming conventions are critical for properly managing files and folders in a Windows environment. Include at least one (1) example or scenario to support your response. Read the article titled “The Windows XP upgrade question: Windows 7 or Windows 8?”You can also use the Internet or Strayer Library to research articles on features about Windows 7 and Windows 8. Next, compare and contrast at least one (1) feature that differs from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Then, select one (1) feature that you believe has been improved in Windows 8.1 and one (1) feature that you believe has worsened in Windows 8.1. Justify your response.

In Windows, naming convention always plays a prominent role and all file systems in Windows follows the concept of files and directories in order to access the data on a disk or device. Windows file system naming convention implementation is based on Windows APIs for file and device I/O which must understand the various rules, conventions, and limitations of names for every specific file and directory. However, every file system efat, fat etc can have specific and differing rules about the formation of the individual components in the path to a directory or file. For eg MS Office file can’t have naming convention like “@#$%^” Windows 8 has considered the concept to remove the Start-up menu while in Windows 7 there was a Start-up menu like in Windows XP. ). In Windows 8 there is steeper learning curve and replaced Start-up menu with an app launcher that takes up the entire screen. This Start screen is now filled with new kinds of apps that are optimized for touch interaction. However, desktop is still available for access like in Window 7. Windows 8.1 uses hybrid booting mode which help PC to start in few seconds and more quickly can expect to start the work as compare to long booting time in Windows 7. In Windows 8.1, kernel lets PCs to hibernate instead of shutting down completely, and the use of cores makes it possible to start-up in seconds. There was a ‘new Snap feature’ in Windows 8 in which one could have two modern apps on the screen at one time. In general, one app takes ¼ screen and ¾ cover by other app. Improved -While in Windows 8.1 one can evenly split the screen between two modern apps which such split makes it easier to simultaneously work in two apps. Worsened- In Windows 8.1, the Start button doesn’t make any sense because clicking on it draws nothing a top of it. It feels odd that a button switches the GUI completely on its head when it is clicked on.

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