Big companies nowadays take a big bold steps to improve their products and Microsoft is one of them. At the recent D9 conference, the company unveiled its progress with Windows W8 along with the 4 minute video showcases how the’ve separated from interface that has been slowly evolving since Windows 1.0 and they’ve start for something that is similar with Windows Phone 7.
The major change is the Start screen – you’ve heard it right, the iconic Start menu is not present, which will be replaced with a tile-based screen – looks familiar. Instead of shortcuts, apps is organized by tile, which various relevant info can be displayed.
Of course, the Windows 8 development is still in progress so Microsoft made it clear that the changes presented are only part of the work they’ve done so far. Native apps are also supported in Windows 8. Once you start a native app, the tile-based interface has been dropped out and turn into something that looks like Windows 7 desktop.
Another great thing that Microsoft was also quite bragging about is the touch-optimized Internet Explorer 10 and split keyboard. The start screen of Windows 8 featured a store icon, you can see it too in Apple having a PC app store – though Microsoft didn’t say anything about it.
Here is the first video showing more features.
Microsoft claims that Windows 8 works both on touch-based tablets but also on desktops and laptops with keyboard and a mouse.
Actually, I am excited with the occasionally dropping tile-based UI. How about you?
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