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Jun 1 2011   9:16PM GMT

The Big Reveal: Microsoft Shows Off Windows 8

Tony Bradley Tony Bradley Profile: Tony Bradley

At the D9 conference, Microsoft’s Stephen Sinofsky unveiled the first official demonstration of Windows 8. It looks bold and impressive–nothing like Windows 7, or Windows Vista, or Windows XP, or WIndows 2000, or WIndows 98…etc., etc.

Whereas previous incarnations of Windows have been iterations of the same basic layout and functionality with new features added here and there, WIndows 8 looks like a completely new OS. It looks like a hybrid of Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7–heavy on the Windows Phone 7.

I will write much more about Windows 8 over the coming days, weeks, and months. I am sure there will be plenty to learn and write about. Here is a video Microsoft produced to show off Windows 8:

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I guess it’s time to rename this blog to “Windows 8: Through the Looking Glass”. I suppose I still have a year or so…but something to think about.

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