Windows 8 Is Coming…Not This Year. But Here’s A Sneak Peak In Any Case.

Although there is a lot of buzz about the cloud and I think more and more the importance of “Windows” will lessen for many professionals, for others Microsoft Windows will still be an important part of our lives.

Next year it’s expected that Microsoft will launch a new version of Windows 8. The biggest change about the new version is that there is no Start button but a Windows 7 mobile like platform that uses sliding windows. It looks pretty slick and it’s optimized for finger powered computer on tablets or other devices.

Here’s a video on it from the WSJ:

 

Cnet writes that other changes include:

As for other changes, the system requirements for Windows 8 won’t be more than what’s required for a PC to run Windows 7. It will run on Intel, AMD processors, and ARM chips, something we learned earlier this year. The development platform is based on HTML5 and JavaScript. Any applications created for a touch (tablet) interface can also work with a mouse and keyboard. There’s also an option for a split virtual keyboard for typing on a tablet. Read the full Cnet article here.

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