At Microsoft's annual developer Build conference on September 13, Microsoft unveiled a demo Samsung tablet, running Windows 8. Windows 8 is Microsoft's combined desktop, laptop and tablet operating system, It's got the Windows Phone 7 Metro-style touch interface of live tiles and personalization, enabling the user to pin people, RSS feeds and web pages alongside apps, Users can also select a personalized lock screen as well as choosing between three login methods: standard password, PIN, or picture password
Here are a few aspects of the new Windows 8:
- Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
- Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from apps.
- Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
- Convenient ability to snap and re-size an app to the side of the screen, so the user can multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
- Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
Also the conference made it clear that "Everything that runs on Windows 7 runs on Windows 8
, and Windows 8 is taking people’s love of an easy to use user interface and transitioning it to its future PCs"