Microsoft Shows Windows 8 Preview
Finally Microsoft has published an official video of Windows 8 at D9 conference showing the new user interface and lots of new features introduced in Windows 8.
According to Microsoft, Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. 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.
Here are a few aspects of the new interface:
- 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.
- Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
Although the new user interface is designed and optimized for touch, it works equally well with a mouse and keyboard.
The user interface and new apps will work with or without a keyboard and mouse on a broad range of screen sizes and pixel densities, from small slates to laptops, desktops, all-in-ones, and even classroom-sized displays. Hundreds of millions of PCs will run the new Windows 8 user interface.
The video below introduces a few of the basic elements of the new user interface:
Posted in: Windows 8 / 8.1
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