Thumbs layout keyboard
Standard onscreen keyboard
A Twitter app running alongside an Excel spreadsheet
Open apps can be re-sized with a swipe of a finger
Multitasking by snapping running apps alongside each other
The Windows 8 tile-based Start screen
With Apple bringing a few user interface elements found in its iOS mobile operating system to its upcoming OS X Lion desktop operating system, Microsoft is taking a similar tack for its Windows 8 OS. Previewed last week at the D9 Conference, the next generation of the Windows operating system borrows heavily from Windows Phone 7 by replacing the traditional Windows Start menu with a tile-based Start screen that provides a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps on the system.
Other Images from this Gallery