Exclusive: Making Sense of Our First Look at Windows 8
On Wednesday, Microsoft offered the first glimpse of Windows 8, a sneak peek reveals much about both the influences and strategic goals of the major overhaul of Microsoft’s 25-year-old operating system.
The fundamental goal with the new operating system, which is being shown for the first time at D9, is to create something that is equally well at home on an 8-inch tablet as it is on a powerful desktop attached to a huge monitor.
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Seeing this and the other videos that are popping up, this tablet GUI looks good, still want to see the desktop GUI.
It's not that much of a stretch from a Win7 desktop with gadgets and an Icon handling app like fences. Seems like a logical next step, built in gadgets and hidden access to apps and files. It's not really something new, just a new look.
Might take a little getting use to, but I'll give it a try, as long as the desktop GUI is not exactly the same as the tablet GUI, I like it.