Microsoft revealed plans to unveil a test version of its latest Windows computer operating software later this February.
The introduction of a test, or beta, version of Windows 8 to the public is expected to be accompanied by the opening of an “app store” stocked with mini-programs tailored for the next-generation operating system.
It will take on Apple and Google in the booming market of fun, hip or functional programs built for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Here are a few aspects of the new interface of Windows 8:
• 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.
• Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
It also showed effortless movement between existing Windows programs and new Windows 8 apps. The full capabilities of Windows continue to be available to you, including the Windows Explorer and Desktop, as does compatibility with all Windows 7 logo PCs, software and peripherals.
Let’s wait for this innovation. Here is a Preview of Windows 8: