Monday, June 6, 2011

Touch-optimized Windows 8

Microsoft has announced more detail of Windows 8 recently with many touch-optimized GUI. Looks like Steve Jobs always set a standard for everyone. Microsoft has to follow Steve again. More info after the jump......

Here are some of the stuffs listed by the press release:

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.
Web-connected and Web-powered apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that have access to the full power of the PC.
Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.

Looks more like Windows Phone style than typical desktop Windows. Sounds familiar? Yes, there are news on the WWW that next generation of Mac OS would be more iOS than the original Mac OS. Mobile computing is really shaping up the future, including the desktop computing.
See the video to find out more:

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source: microsoft for the Win8 features, and me coz I wrote this!

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