14 Sep '11, 1am

Microsoft previews new Windows 8 operating software, designed to power not only PCs but also tablet computers

Microsoft previews new Windows 8 operating software, designed to power not only PCs but also tablet computers

Windows division president Steven Sinofsky stressed touchscreen tablets as he boasted of the diverse types of hardware that Windows 8 will run after its official release. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Microsoft on Tuesday pulled back the curtain on new Windows computer operating software designed to power not only personal computers but also rivals to Apple's iPad. Windows division president Steven Sinofsky stressed touchscreen tablets as he boasted of the diverse types of hardware that Windows 8 will run after its official release. Mr Sinofsky was part of a Microsoft team that provided an in-depth look at Windows 8 to software developers at a Build conference the US technology giant is holding in southern California. 'We re-imagined Windows,' Mr Sinofsky said. 'From the chipset to the user experience, Windows 8 brings a new range of capabilities without compromi...

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