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Canada has two official languages; English and French. The new language support feature of Windows 8 will make Microsoft’s desktop that much more user-friendly for businesses who may need to switch the language on their PC.

Since Windows 2000, Microsoft has let users install additional display languages on its desktops. This made Windows computers accessible to billions of people around the world, but installing and switching languages on a PC was slow and complicated. Because of this, man businesses opted to assign only one language to a computer, thus limiting its use to only those who understood that particular language.

Microsoft has made it a priority to allow users to easily switch between languages, this according to Ian Hamilton who has outlined the features of the new language display on the Building Windows 8 blog.

In the past, people were able to purchase PCs with a variety of languages preinstalled. With Windows 8, users will be able install other display languages in addition to the preinstalled languages. This means that the language of the PC no longer needs to be a major consideration when deciding on which model to buy. If the language you want is not preinstalled on the PC you like, you can simply install the one you want.

In order to switch between languages, users simply need to open the language preferences section on the Control Panel of their PC, without the bother of having to go through Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center. Microsoft has also added 14 more display languages for Windows 8 to bring the total languages available to 109.

If your business has locations across Canada or throughout the world, Windows 8 will make it easier for your staff to do their jobs. Installing and switching between languages will be much easier with Windows 8 and many businesses, even within the bilingual city of Winnipeg, can benefit from this improved function. Contact Prophet Business Group in Winnipeg at 204-982-9890 for more information on the language features available in Windows 8.

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