Microsoft's Build conference is happening right now in Southern California. Right off the top, president of the Windows division, Steven Sinofsky, gave developers a preview of what the next generation of the Windows operating system will look like. Available soon for desktops, mobile, and tablet devices, we got a quick look at the tablet that is said to launch soon, along with a walk-through of how Windows 8 will operate. First impressions of Microsoft's "metro style" UI are that it's pretty, and pretty impressive, especially when used on a tablet. Take a look at what to expect in this stylish OS in the gallery!
Several internal Microsoft documents recently found their way online, leaking details of the company's future plans, and if they're legit, the "future" is fast approaching. A few highlights:
- There may be a Windows Store. Similar to Apple's iTunes, Microsoft will open a store to developers. The store would handle upgrades, and both web and Windows apps, all of which would be regulated by Microsoft.
- It's all about speed. Startup speeds, device connection speeds, and web connection speeds will be much faster. "Windows 8 PC's turn on fast, nearly instantly in some cases, and are ready to work without any long or unexpected delays," according to the documents.
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