Microsoft Windows 8–First glimpse of an entirely redesigned OS!
Over 95% of all the Computer users in the world rely on Microsoft Windows Operating system. Love it or hate it, but millions of users cannot do anything without Windows Operating System.
Over last couple of decades, Microsoft has come up with about 7 major versions of the Consumer PC Windows OS – Windows for Workgroups in early 90s, Windows 95, Windows 98, windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista & the latest one being Windows 7.
One thing has been common amongst all, the way the Windows OS has been structured remains the same. Offcourse, lots of bells & whistles got added from version to version, but there has never really been a drastic change in the way a user accesses his applications, documents, images & other files.
But thats all going to change with the arrival of Windows 8, which promises to give an entirely new Windows experience to the users. The Windows 8 Operating system seems to be inspired from touch screen smartphones, where applications are accessed based on touch & swype. It looks like Windows 7 phone Operating system but with keeping the larger computer screens in mind.
Windows 8 – First Look
Have a look at this first video released by Microsoft on how Windows 8 Operating System will look like – It sure is a treat to eyes. You will have to wait for another year to experience this on your PC, as Windows 8 is expected to launch sometime next year!
What I really wonder after seeing this video is – The amount of processing and RAM that hardware will require to support these kind of effects and transitions. There is no doubt it will be more user friendly than all earlier versions of windows, but will this user friendliness make all modest PC hardware redundant?
What I also see is probably culmination of PC, Tablet & Mobile OSes in the times to come – Essentially, a user can buy the hardware (PC, Tablet & Mobile) and install Operating system of his choice on it! You are already see this happening with Android, as many netbooks / laptops are now coming with Android Operating system. And from the looks of Windows 8, it also looks like heading into same direction.
What do you think ?