Published on June 2nd, 2011 | by Bob2
>Windows 8 User Interface Previewed
>Microsoft offers a first look at Windows 8.
It’s a welcome change for Windows tablets, but it will be very interesting to see how natural it is to use on a desktop with a keyboard and mouse. I’m not sure you’ll realize the full potential without either a touchscreen or a multi-touch trackpad.
To be frank, this looks to me to be more of a UI skin over top of Windows 7, and reminds me of Windows Media Center. I’m not sure how Microsoft can possibly sell this product but where there’s a will, there’s a way. This is something that should be a free upgrade (or at least nominal fee like Snow Leopard for Mac OSX at $29) for anyone who already shelled out the cash for Windows 7.
It smacks of desperation at the overall failure of Windows Phone 7. As reported by Boy Genius Report, Microsoft is actually making more money in the mobile platform on Android than it does from their in house OS.
I for one can’t wait for my Call of Duty Elite Windows 8 widget. /sarcasm