Windows 8 Official Preview from Microsoft demonstrated yesterday

Microsoft finally showed up the preview of there coming next generation Operating System code named as “Windows 8”. First preview was demonstrated in the D9 conference yesterday as with its internal code name “Windows 8”.  A demo of Windows 8 is shown which reveals the power of new generation touch-centric hardware.  This OS is going to be a re-imagined Windows from the chip to interface. As per the conference few aspects of interface they shown there are as:

  • Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
  • Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
  • Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
  • Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
  • Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.
  • Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.

Microsoft is cooking this version of Windows for the coming generation of users, developers by going deeper in to the Windows architecture – the kernel, networking, storage devices, user interface.  Windows 8 will be fully touch and its apps will be powered up with HTML 5 using standard JavaScript and HTML  to deliver new kind of experience.  UI of Windows and its new apps will not require any keyboard or mouse on a broad range of screen sizes and pixel densities, from slates to laptops, desktops, all-in-ones, and even classroom-sized displays.  Below video shows few of the basic elements of the new user interface.

Still there is much much more to come so please stay connected and watch this space for more news. Happy Windows Computing!

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