Monday, April 4, 2011

Is this Windows 8?

Microsoft has already hinted that it wants to make Windows more like Xbox by supporting the Kinect sensor technology and adopting elements of the Xbox Live interface for Windows-based games. Now it looks like the Windows team has its eyes on Office, Windows Phone, and Windows Live, as well.
That’s one conclusion to draw from a series of leaks over the past few days about Windows 8, or whatever Microsoft ends up calling the next generation of its PC operating system. Preliminary builds of Windows 8 show Windows Explorer (the interface for locating files on a computer) with a tabbed command strip — similar to the Office “Ribbon” - replacing the traditional menus and tool bar.