Thursday, June 2, 2011

Windows 8 First Look

For those of you that have not heard yet, Microsoft is working on and nearing closer to a Windows 8 release. Here is an early look at the Windows 8 user interface.

The Windows 8 revealed in the video seems to be a touch based OS optimized for tablet use, however it is unknown if the desktop/ laptop version will be of a similar layout. This could be due to a shifting focus towards the tablet market which is increasing dramatically in popularity. There seems to be a lot of confusion as to whether this interface will be the default for non-touch PCs which Microsoft will have to clear up.

The design is incredibly different from previous Windows versions as it does away with the task bar in favor of apps, similar to Apple iOS. The interface features many aesthetically pleasing elements with a very fluid and smooth theme.

Cloud integration will likely be much more prominent in Windows 8 with Windows SkyDrive, rumor has is that Windows 8 will include the ability to have 3rd party cloud storage services as mapped drives.

Microsoft is also rumored to be venturing into a Windows app store, also eerily similar to Apple's app store. Not much is known about the Windows app store and its planned features, ZDnet has some leaked photos of what it might look like available here: Microsoft App Store

Since this is just a preview video some of these features may not be used, however we will be posting more on Windows 8 as major events unfold.

10 comments:

  1. Very nice post.
    Recently I've been wanting to wait to buy a new PC/laptop/tablet, but I haven't been sure of what since they all have pros and cons, but this is what I've thought..
    Tablet = portable + Windows 8 + touchscreen (you can't run games like diablo 3....)
    Chrome Laptop = portable + "free wifi" + Google Chrome as the OS (no downloading programs and no touchscreen)
    Gaming rig = (not portable) + whichever OS + can run Diablo 3...


    I don't know, thanks for the post however, if you see more, that would be great. :P

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  2. Looks very nice. I wonder how long it'll take to get it stable and reliable though.

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  3. But I just got Windows 7.....

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  4. yeah i've seen and heard about it b4... can't w8

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  5. Windows 7 was great so hopefully this continues momentum

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  6. I've been thinking about picking up a cheap tablet, just to take to class instead of my behemoth laptop (its from 2005 & weighs 18 pounds, no joke).

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  7. Yet another OS I will never ever use if I have a choice. I just absolutely HATE the way technology is moving these days. It's all touch this shit and lick that shit, streamlined piss and "personalized" bullshit.

    I don't think I'll ever stop using Windows XP

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