Following the demo and discussion at the D Conference yesterday, Mike Angiulo took to the stage at Computex to show off a range of devices running Windows 8 and gave some details on the hardware design points. I found this slide particularly interesting which led me to head off and read up on UEFI – a firmware interface specification that should lead to faster boot times. I’ve talked a lot in the past on this blog about NUI and sensors, both of which get a nod in the slide too – anyway, check out the video above, plenty more interesting stuff to learn.
[image credit: Engadget]
Windows 8: A true risk by Microsoft http://bit.ly/iQ7Chc
I think Windows 8 looks amazing, and I really look forward to it. The speaker stressed the unified Windows platform on all different devices, but it still might not provide a unified experience. For example, what happens with devices with different aspect ratios? How can developers code to cope with that? [personally, I don't understand why he couldn't use snap on that smaller tablet he demoed, it looked widescreen to me :-)]
Looks like crap.
@tracy - thanks, I'll pass on the feedback
What happends to WPF now?
Cool looking Start page. Resembles my Windows Phone 7 start screen. I think Microsoft has done an outstanding job with the next version of Windows. To all those people who are giving Win 8 a bad rap; remember it's still a work in progress. Meaning it's not finished. I'm sure it's going to be a fantastic OS by the time it hits store shelves. Koodos to Microsoft for a job well done!!! :-)
【 I like windows8 】,
but I can`t find it to download
(the beta windows 8)
Apple is now worth Microsoft + Intel http://bit.ly/lWLbo4