Windows 8

Saw this tweet from Time and immediately thought I’d share it. I think my favorite addition so far is the the “ribbon” feature to the explorer. For those of you who don’t like the ribbon, well it can always been hidden/customized to your liking. I personally find it easy to navigate in Microsoft programs.

Photo from NewsFlap

Check out this article:

As we wait for Windows 8 to amble its way into the market, we’ll be fed teaser posts and screenshots for what seems like an eternity. That’s all part of the fun, though. On that note, Microsoft’s Building Windows 8 blog recently took the wraps offof the upcoming operating system’s revamped “Windows Explorer” features—you know, the boxes with all the folders.

The rest of that article is here.
And here’s another article in Microsoft’s News Center by Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice president, Windows Experience. I’ve copied one section here.

Here are a few aspects of the new interface we showed today:

  • Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
  • Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
  • Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
  • Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
  • Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.
  • Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.

You can read the rest of that article here.

Looks to me like I’m really gonna need an upgrade. I think I’ll start putting aside a lot of my salary for a new desktop (I can recoup some of the expenses when I sell my laptop then since I won’t be needing it anymore). Hey, you wanna buy it? Hehe.


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