What Windows 8 ?

Microsoft showed its first public demo of Windows 8 on Wednesday, and it’s not at all like the Windows operating systems you’ve come to know over the past 25 years. The next version of Microsoft’s operating system

          

Windows 8 build that Microsoft demonstrated:

          

What Windows 8 features did Microsoft demonstrate?

Essentially, Microsoft showed how Windows 8 will work on both tablets and traditional PCs. The operating system’s home screen is filled with big, touchable panels,  and from there you can tap and swipe your way to other touch-based applications. But underneath that touchy layer is the normal Windows”Windows7”, with a task bar, file manager and every thing

                   

How will Windows 8 apps work?

Microsoft says it’s created a new kind of app for Windows 8 using HTML5 and Javascript, and they’re a lot like the apps you’d expect to find on a tablet. A weather app shows the five-day forecast. A news reader displays stories and thumbnail images in big, rectangular panes. Microsoft also showed off Internet Explorer 10, which is optimized for touch. Presumably Microsoft will distribute these apps through its own store—there’s a “Store” tile in the version of Windows 8 that Microsoft demonstrated—but the company offered no details.

What about existing Windows apps, such as Office ?

They’ll still work. Loading one of these apps will bring up a more familiar version of Windows. According to All Things Digital, classic ,but they won’t be optimized for the touch screen like Windows 8’s HTML5/Javascript concoctions. Legacy apps can, however, run side by side with the new Windows 8 apps.

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