02 June 2011

Windows 8 for PC and Tablets

This week, Microsoft revealed a little of what to expect from the next Windows operating system.

A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.
With its Windows Phone look and touch and tiles everywhere, it will be a major refresh, but there's a still a number of unanswered questions. Windows 8 will allow future tablets to easily be turned into fully functional Windows computers, since the OS is the same.


INTERFACE:
At first glance, Windows 8 looks a lot like the Windows Phone 7 operating system. The new user interface uses a "start screen" which offers up a series of live tiles for applications that show up-to-date information much like Windows Phone 7's OS.
Tapping on any of the live tiles takes a user into that app, while a swipe from the sides (right, left, top or bottom) will bring up various menu options.

APPLICATIONS:
There'll be two kinds of applications for Windows 8, one that runs in a traditional desktop, and the other pseudo-mobile apps based on HTML5 and Javascript. Multitasking is simply a matter of swiping running apps into the center of the screen.

HARDWARE:
Keyboard and mouse will still be options for both sets of programs, but there are multiple virtual sets of keys for different form factors, including a split keyboard for vertical slate use. Windows 8 will be aimed for both PC's and tablets.

Video below is giving us a better insight how Windows 8 will look like

1 comment:

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