Windows has announced the release of its latest OS, which will focus on touch integration and will bring a streamlined user interface, dubbed Metro, for those using a Windows 8 tablet, PC, or smartphone. The much awaited release will diverge far from standard Windows operating systems of the past. The familiar start menu has gone away, and in its place will be live tiles and a fully customizable home screen, which will update to give the user the latest news, social network updates, notifications, and more.
Users will be able to download apps for Windows 8, which Windows promises there will be 100,000 of before the end of the year. The newest operating system will be a leap for Windows; firmly planting its feet in touch technology. Laptop and PC manufacturers are beginning to design and release Windows 8 ready models, which include touch screen interfaces or multi-gesture track pads to navigate the new OS on a desktop or laptop. Windows 8 certainly changes the traditional Windows operating system, and it will be interesting to see it is received after its long awaited release. Windows 8 will be avaliable on Firday, October 26 for Windows 8 ready PCs, tablets, and smartphones.
Keep up to date on the latest news about Windows 8:
- 10 Key Features in Windows 8: Tablets, Touch and More
- Windows 8 Gets ‘Cumulative Update,’ Other Tweaks from Microsoft & Partners
- Windows 8 Getting Major Update Before Release
- Study Says Businesses Skipping Windows 8
- Samsung To Release Two Cool Windows 8 All-in-One PCs on Oct. 26