If you’re like most people, you may still be getting used to the fancy ‘new’ Windows 7 operating system (which has just celebrated its second birthday, making it virtually middle-aged in computing terms). If that’s the case, you may be shocked to learn that there’s another major release of the Windows line coming up in 2012, the creatively named ‘Windows 8’.
Microsoft’s plan is to roll this OS out as a single suite solution for as many different devices as possible. Obviously PCs will be its focus. However its intention to make a dent in the lucrative tablet market seems equally obvious, as the new Metro interface is designed specifically to make interactions in touch-screen environments more efficient and friendly.
While it’s still in the development phase, and it’s certain that some changes will be implemented before its projected 2012 release date, it certainly seems that this version has the potential to dramatically change the way we interact with our personal computers.