Microsoft launches official Windows 8 blog
Microsoft has promised the attitude it is adopting with the forthcoming Windows 8 is one of “responsibility and humility”. So says the official blog the company launched this week that will chronicle the development of the all new operating system.
We’ve had sneak peaks and rumours floating around the internet – enough to warrant some excitement from the usual tech early adopters. But the key will be to see how well Windows 8, and the “reimagining” of the OS that Microsoft is promising, will go down with the ordinary user.
Although Windows 7 has somewhat restored the faith, there’s still a nasty taste in the mouth left over from the Vista experience. Even though, in our humble opinion – it wasn’t actually that bad.
Not only this, but Microsoft also seems to be acutely aware of the competition it now faces in the form of the Apple Mac and it’s Lion OS and Google’s Chrome OS (although we weren’t massively impressed with the Chromebook when it landed on our desks) judging from the tone of the Windows 8 blog:
“Our intent with this pre-release blog is to make sure that we have a reasonable degree of confidence in what we talk about, before we talk about it. Our top priority is the responsibility we feel to our customers and partners.”
Beyond simply “2012″, there’s no word on any UK release date for Windows 8. But don’t expect Microsoft to cast away the prospering Windows 7 platform just yet. After all – various sources we checked still listed ten-year-old XP as having a higher usage than Windows 7.
If you want to read the Windows 8 blog for yourself you can get to it here. Alternatively, check out Tech Radar’s opinion of the future of Microsoft’s Windows series.
on Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 at 11:46 am under News.
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