I watched a demo of the new Windows 8 UI, and I must say that I’m totally digging its smartphone/tablet OS style. Windows 8 (codename) is still a traditional OS, but MS wanted to make it a universal one, so it has been designed with tablets and traditional PC’s in mind. There will still be the familiar OS running, but in Windows 8 you’ll also have the Windows Phone 7-ish look, or if you’ve gamed on a Xbox 360, the dashboard style interface with live menus and icons. The Windows 8 desktop looks more like a phone than what we’ve been used to, but for those of us that have fully entrenched ourselves into the mobile gadget movement I think it will come as a refreshing PC experience.
Without a doubt Windows 8’s UI is meant for a touch screen interface, so if you don’t get it on a tablet when it’s eventually released, you’ll definitely want to look into a touch based monitor to fully compliment your new OS. From the video you can watch below you’ll see how fluid the new UI is, and how closely it resembles a mobile experience. I really like the direction this is headed, and from what I’ve seen, MS is definitely trying to position its new OS as a touch based system just like Apple’s new Lion OS is heavily focusing on integrating the best bits of iOS with Mac OS. Take a look at the demo below and let us know your thoughts on Microsoft’s newest entry in a long line of operating systems. You’ve felt like MS is trying to reinvent the Windows franchise…
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