The lights are on
Whether you use your PC for gaming or just surfing the web, this is the shape of things to come. An interesting video blog cropped up this week from Microsoft that should be of interest to anyone in the gaming crowd, given the amount of time most of us spend on a computer for one reason or another. The video shows off the dramatic changes coming to the next version of Windows, which is expected to start showing up on everything from laptops and desktop computers to tablets in late 2012. Windows 8 is currently only a code name -- Microsoft is likely to announce a final name for the new operating system sometime before release. The video does a good job of showing just how different the new system will be. Optimized for touch-screens, but still purported to be friendly to mouse and keyboard users, Windows 8 appears to abandon many of the legacy interface ideas that have been around for years. Check out the brief video, and then share your thoughts in the comments below. What do you think of Windows' upcoming departure from its traditional presentation? Is the change a smart move to compete against the work being done by companies like Apple? Do you see any features in the new OS that you particularly like or dislike?
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Looks like an expanded version of the current Windows Media Center. Currently, I am comfortable with Windows 7, but if they do a good job with Windows 8, I think I may upgrade.
I don't like that new OS, it seems really slow and like it would become cumbersome fast. I enjoy windows 7 because it's fast and easy like a cheap prostitute. Not that i'm endorsing prostitution of course.
lol @ the short clip of a dog attached to a paraglider.
It looks like Windows 7, merged with stupid touchscreen phone crap. Not worth upgrading when PC games will still be made for Windows 7 for another 5 or more years.
It looks like it has a lot of unnecessary stuff.
I don't think I really like this OS for a PC but for a touch pad it seems like it would be great. I use a windows based PC for gaming and a windows laptop I had to get through my university because I need it for my computer animation major. I use a macbook for everything else though so I'll probaly keep it that way.
This looks really trippy, but I guess I'll see how it works once it comes out. It looks interesting.
I think I'll be sticking with Windows 7 for awhile lol.
@_@ That look awesome.