02 Jun '11, 4am

Microsoft gives sneak preview of Windows 8, designed to work on both PCs and touchscreen tablets

Microsoft gives sneak preview of Windows 8, designed to work on both PCs and touchscreen tablets

Steven Sinofsky, the president of Microsoft's Windows Division, speaks with the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg (unseen) during a session from the 'All Things Digital' conference in Palos Verdes, California. -- PHOTO: REUTERS RANCHO PALOS VERDES (California) - MICROSOFT gave a sneak preview on Wednesday of the successor to Windows 7, a next-generation operating system designed to work on both personal computers and touchscreen tablets. Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows Division, demonstrated some of the features of the operating system code-named 'Windows 8' at the D9 technology conference here hosted by All Things Digital. 'Laptops, slates, desktops - all can run one operating system,' Mr Sinofsky said. 'Things that people see work... on an iPad, I think we can do that and then bring with it all of the benefits that you have with Windows,' he said. 'We...

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