Today, at the All Things Digital D9 Conference, Steve Sinofsky demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time. Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. Windows 8-based PC will become a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens through to large screens, with or without a keyboard and mouse.
The demo showed some of the ways Microsoft reimagined the interface for a new generation of touch-centric hardware. Sinofsky also revealed that Windows 8 will not require any additional hardware requirements above and beyond Windows 7.
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