Windows 8

Windows 8 is the next version of Microsoft Windows, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center PC
Windows 8 should be released during year 2011 for beta versions, and during year 2012 for final RTM versions. But pirate versions are already available on peer-to-peer networks. For the most part, they are unauthorized copies of development versions owned by Microsoft staff. Some websites have already started to publish screenshots and wallpapers of those versions, expecting to take advantage of the soon popularity of the operating system. Microsoft is currently developing Windows 8 Genuine Center in order to counter the spread of fake versions of Windows 8

The main feature that was shown is the extensively redesigned user interface, optimized for touch as well as use with mice and keyboards. The new “Start screen”, which is similar to the Windows Phone 7 start menu, includes live application tiles, replaces the Start menu, being triggered by the Start button. The user can return to the regular desktop by choosing the “Desktop” application. Examples of applications on the Start screen include a weather application, Windows Store, Investments, RSS news feeds, user’s Personal Page, and user’s Windows Live Account. The new interface is primarily designed for 16:9 screen resolutions, with 1366×768 and larger screens able to display two Windows 8 applications using “Snap”. 1024×768 screens can display one Windows 8 application in full-screen, and 1024×600 screens can only use the traditional Windows desktop.

Mike Angiulo confirmed at Computex 2011 that Windows 8 will use OEM Activation 3.0 instead of Windows 7 OEM Activation 2.1, which will make it less prone to cracks.
Windows 8 has a new developer platform according to Microsoft Vice President Julie Larson-Green, who described a new weather application and said that the application uses “our new developer platform, which is…based on HTML5 and JavaScript
Microsoft has confirmed that the system requirements for Windows 8 will be the same as or lower than those of Windows 7

The first sneak peek video that Microsoft shared of Windows 8, the next major iteration of the Windows client, has been watched almost 5 million times.

4,979,559 times to me more specific, according to the official count on YouTube at the time of this article.
At just a little over a month, the Building “Windows 8” – Video #1 has been watched 4,97 million times, and it’s bound to cross the 5 million mark soon enough.
Following the early June 2011 video previews, Microsoft hasn’t offered any additional details about the next major version of Windows.

Still, BUILD Windows is approximately one month away, and it will be an event focused on Windows 8, as the software giant has stressed repeatedly.

The fact that BUILD registration was already been closed is another indication that interest for Windows 8 is extremely high. The BUILD conference has been sold out even if Microsoft provided absolutely no details about any sessions, pre-sessions or any type of content to be presented to participants between September 13 and 16 in Anaheim, CA.

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