Microsoft shows off Windows 8

Wednesday 14 September 2011 | 09:15 CET | News
Microsoft gave a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named Windows 8, at its BUILD conference with developers. This is the company's first OS to support ARM-based chipsets, and partners including AMD, Intel, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments showed their work on products supporting Windows 8. The OS is designed to work with touch-based devices such as the new tablet PCs and ultrabooks, as well as traditional PCs. Among the new feautures in Windows 8, the OS introduces a new Metro style interface built for touch, which works also with a mouse and keyboard. This is

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