Microsoft in New York: Windows 8, Surface and Times Square

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Windows 8 is optimised for touching

Source:  Cliff Saran

Windows 8 is the first Windows OS that has been designed from the bottom-up for the touch user interface. Microsoft is hoping to attract people currently buying iOS-based iPads and Android-based tablets to rival Windows 8 devices like this Acer Revo tablet.

The new Microsoft operating system represents the highest level of collaboration across the industry, according to Steven Sinofsky, head of the Windows Group.

 

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