Windows 8 File History has uncanny Mac OS X Time Machine not only in basic function but also in the style of promotion that is done by Apple and now Microsoft. We who uses various kind of Operating Systems, are quite aware that, usually the bigger features of Mac OS X comes to next version of Windows. One of such example is Jump List. Windows 8 File History in the same way is some what inspired by Mac OS X Time Machine.
Overview of the basics of Windows 8 File History
If you already use Mac OS X, Windows 8 File History can be explain in one sentence – Windows 8 File History is Windows version of Time Machine of Mac OS X, with some extra stripped out and some bugs.
Windows 8 File History is an integrated, automated backup solution for personal data. File History secures hourly changes in personal files on an external drive, creating a complete history of changes to these files. Microsoft is reacting to the fact that only a few users uses the backup feature. According to Microsoft’s data less than five percent of retail Windows PC backup.
Microsoft wants to make backup easier with Windows 8 File History, to secure users own data.
Windows 8 File History and Mac OS X Time Machine : The Old Wine
Apple had promoted a lot since the introduction of Time Machine. Once set up, the user should not have to worry about backups, this was the main theme of sayings.
Windows 8 File History is also getting promoted even from now as a revolutionary feature. Windows 8 File History looks like this :
Windows 8 File History is frankly a badly copied idea from Mac OS X Time Machine. If you are not still convinced, you can have a look at the icon of Mac OS X Time Machine, it does have great resemblance :
Windows 8 File History and Users
Windows is basically a forced to be used Operating System to the new computer users with lower budget. Microsoft’s statement, that ” only a few users uses the backup feature” is not wrong. Most new users knows nothing and basically buys a preloaded Windows PC. Windows 8 File History is a good feature in the sense that these new users will be somewhat forced to have a backup through Windows 8 File History.
The bad part of Windows 8 File History is definitely that, it is actually inspired, including the logo.