Microsoft president, Steven Sinofsky, made quite a splash during his keynote at the D: All Things Digital (D9) conference today — giving everybody a sneak peek at their next OS, Windows 8. Sitting up on stage with him was a pair a experimental Windows 8 dev boards running the new OS which is obviously designed for touch, bearing a striking resemblance to the Windows Phone 7 (WP7) “Metro” UI.
Pricing and release date is not yet known and “Windows 8″ will apparently not be the final official name.
I kind of like the Metro UI of WP7, and from what I’ve seen so far the UI looks good to me on tablets. I’m not sure how I feel about my desktop being a collection of big tiles on my PC, though… What are your thoughts?
Check out the “Building Windows 8″ video below for a better understanding of how the new OS works:
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