24th April 2012
Windows 8 is a radical rethinking of Windows although the core workings are very similar to windows 7, The main difference you will notice is the addition of the start screen which also replaces the start menu that we have seen since windows 95. This has been replaced by an interface very similar to the one of the Windows Phone 7 making windows easier to use on tablets. The app on this screen includes Camera, Xbox, Mail, Calendar, People, Messaging and Photos. Microsoft is also introducing a Windows App Store like that of Apple and Google Play.
You may also notice that the new Internet Explorer 10 has two versions, one for touch screen and one for a mouse and keyboard machine, that look and feel very different.
In my view Windows 8 seems to be aimed at tablets and phones. And on a regular PC or laptop while the new interface looks good it appears to be hiding the windows that we all know.