Yesterday, Microsoft, the new big blue, unveiled what would be the next generation of its flagship product: Windows. Codenamed Windows 8, you can only see it to understand the massiveness and innovative thinking that has gone into this work.
If you have had any experience with Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, you will have gained many steps in the utilization of “Windows 8” (don’t get used to the name, it might change )
|Swipping to call up a minimized app.|
|The Start window|
It’s going to run on laptops, tablets, desktops (with traditional mouse and keyboards) and it was designed ultimately for touch.
To me, it’s really a marriage between local computing and cloud computing with everything from HTML5 to Java scripting in between. But all in all, this will cause a massive psunamic effect on next-gen computing and breath of fresh air to the old system.
Coupled with the Nokia + Microsoft combo, Microsoft is setting the stage for conquering the world a second time!
I have been using the most recent release of the Windows 8 OS called the Release Preview, it came out after the Consumer Preview (which was after the Developer Preview). All I can say is that the OS’s got potential. However, I really feel inadequate when using it on my desktop. It might be a hit on mobile devices but it can be something of a drag on the desktop. However, I could be wrong because when this thing finally ships many more changes might have been made… oh, and the fact that I’m running it on a virtual machine.
Release date has been set for October 26th of 2012.