Time to Make that Tech Change

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Windows 8 supports 37 languages. (Rafael Orellana/Living Out Loud LA)

Windows 8 supports 37 languages. (Rafael Orellana/Living Out Loud LA)

Windows 8 is now available, and I support it entirely. It’s user friendly, neoteric and sexy.

Here’s a Windows 8 fact sheet:

How many languages does Windows 8 support?
Microsoft will continue to be a market leader in language support with an additional 14 new display languages for Windows 8, bringing the total to 109 languages. With these additional languages, Windows will provide a native language version of Windows for more than 4.5 billion people. Full list of the 14 additional languages can be found here.

What languages does Windows 8 support?
Windows 8 will be available in 37 languages. In other words, Windows will provide a native language version of Windows for over 4.5 billion people.

Full list of Windows 8 languages:
Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese – Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Traditional (HK), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English U.S., English UK, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.

How many versions does Windows 8 support?
Windows 8 will be available in three editions for consumers: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT (available on new ARM-based tablets). An Enterprise edition will also be available. Windows 8 Pro is available for download in 140 markets and 37 languages at www.windows.com

What is the price range for apps in the Windows Store?
Price range of Windows Store apps varies from $1.49 to $999.99. Consumers can install their apps on up to five Windows 8 devices. Built-in apps that are included with Windows 8 include Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People and Messaging.

How many languages and countries is the Windows Store available in for consumers to purchase apps? Do customers all around the world on Windows 8 see the same apps regardless of location?
Windows Store is designed for the next billion users-a global offering, with more than 100 languages supported in every country we do business, with an unprecedented reach across devices. The Windows Store will be available everywhere regardless of your physical location or the language being used. The catalog of apps will be different depending on your location settings in Windows. For example, if you are in a supported location such as France, you will see the France store with apps that have been developer designated for France. If you are in an unsupported country, you will see the “rest of world” catalog. The Windows Store is available in more than 200 markets worldwide.

Where can I purchase Windows 8/Windows 8 devices?
Windows 8 devices are available for purchase at many brick and mortar retail locations, including Microsoft Stores. You can also purchase devices and box copies of Windows online at MicrosoftStore.com and Windows.com.

What are the system requirements for Windows 8?
Windows 8 works great with the same hardware that powers Windows 7.

Why would a consumer want a Windows 8 tablet instead of an iPad?
Windows 8 brings together the potential of a tablet with the power of a PC. Windows 8 will give customers the power, mobility and familiar ease to effortlessly move between what they want to do and what they need to do. We’re confident that our customers will continue choosing a PC with Windows over a Mac product for the same reason they’ve always chosen Windows: it offers unparalleled simplicity, choice and value.

Do consumers need to buy a new PC to use Windows 8?
If someone is running Windows 7, they will be able to use Windows 8 on their PC and Windows 8 is designed to work with touch as well as mouse and keyboard no matter how large or small your screen. So whether you have one 10 inch screen or four 30 inch HD screens, Windows 8 brings you a no-compromise experience. That said, Windows 8 is best experienced on a touch-enabled device.

Marvin Vasquez is a Senior Staff Reporter for Living Out Loud - LA, covering lifestyle, entertainment and sports. Follow him on Twitter: @geo_la
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