Windows 8 will feature a new UI similar to the tile-based interface of Windows Phone 7 and this will all be touch enabled (see the video below).
Windows 8 will focus on two types of apps:
· Classic Windows desktop apps- they will run and look similar to Win 7 today. They will open from the Start screen into familiar Win 7.
The concept of HTML 5 application is these be like mobile apps and will run in a different experience than classic Windows applications additionally HTML 5 applications will have access to a number of new features in Windows 8 and both type native windows and HTML 5 applications can run side by side.
Windows 8 start screen will appear with a a lock screen similar to Windows Phone 7 and be displayed with s a clock, upcoming calendar item and notification and customisation of this screen will be possible.
Windows 8 will not require any specific enhancement to hardware in terms of memory, disk space, CPU than Windows 7 and exciting for the UK Academic space is Windows 8 will run on Intel, AMD and ARM based chips.
You may have come across Windows 8 (codename) and us starting to talk about it publicly. For those who have missed it you can watch the video here from Computex It has caused a lot of debate and discussion and as students you can join in on Facebook here or @msukstudents on twitter . Obviously this is early info and more info will follow in the coming months. Lee, an Academic Evangelist here in the UK, has written a more detailed blog and rather than duplicate you can read that here . Happy reading and have a great weekend.
I think its a grt feature & will be easier & wonderful for those who spend lot of time on their touch phones, hope it will work like & good then win7.
When could I possibly download this windows 8 in my computer. Thank you so much
...windows 8 for generation beyond...love it ../.
Hi you can Download the Windows 8 Developer Preview and get the Windows 8 Developer Preview and free developer tools to start building apps now.