On June 1, Microsoft released a first look at their upcoming operating system code-named Windows 8. It looks a lot like a modified Windows Media Centre crossed with the Zune frontpage. Microsoft decided to give this system a very touch-favoured feel as well as integrating apps into a personalized start page. It will run the new system across all its devices including tablets, phones and laptops.
With the success of Windows 7, maybe Microsoft will be able to build on what the majority of people rely on; solid computer OS. By porting this to other devices, who knows? Maybe Microsoft can finally compete with Apple OS and Android. Personally I’m going to follow this closely and see if Windows 8 will really fly or flop.