GeekWire: This is Windows 8: Hands-on with Microsoft’s radically different operating system

GeekWire: This is Windows 8: Hands-on with Microsoft’s radically different operating system

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A customized Windows 8 start screen.

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by TODD BISHOP / Geekwire.com

NWCN.com

Posted on September 13, 2011 at 10:32 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 13 at 12:35 PM

Our partners at Geekwire.com are at the Build developer conference in Anaheim, California, previewing Microsoft's new operating system Windows 8.

ANAHEIM, Calif. --  Microsoft isn’t kidding when it says Windows 8 will be the biggest overhaul of its flagship operating system since the landmark Windows 95 release. Application tiles will replace icons, touch-oriented gestures will control major elements of the experience, and users will be able to summon up a menu of “charms” to help them along the way.

This is like no Windows we’ve seen before. And it will take people a bit of time to adjust to it when they first start using it.

That much is clear after experiencing a full day of Windows 8 demos and spending several hours last night using a test build of the new operating system on a touch-screen tablet computer on loan from the company. The sneak peek came in advance of the public Windows 8 preview getting underway right now at the company’s Build developer conference here in Anaheim this morning.

Watch the GeekWire preview video of Windows 8 on YouTube below. To read the full story, go to GeekWire.com.

 

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