Microsoft Windows 8 seen for the first time

Microsoft Windows 8 seen for the first time

“Much of Windows 8 will be familiar to anyone who’s used a PC in the past quarter century. But Microsoft will draft in an app environment learned from its mobile game – a tiled interface, full-screen HTML5 and Javascript apps (of which its Internet Explorer 10 browser will be one) and single-purpose widgets are all in on the Windows 8 game.

Oh, and naturally it’ll be optimised for touch as well as more traditional control peripherals like keyboards and mice. That means we could yet see a Windows tablet that doesn’t look like a shire horse trying to enter Crufts. There’s no word on when this new generation of the world’s favourite OS will appear, but it’s an interesting insight into how Microsoft might try to keep its aging workhorse away from the knacker’s yard.”

Demo video available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13628154

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