For the past 25 years Microsoft Window’s has been leading the Computer Market in sales. Every time they come up with their newer version of Windows, it looks the exact same way as the previous version, with a couple of “cleaner” looking icons and bars. So when Microsoft announced that it was releasing Windows 8, I figured it would be a revamped version of Windows 7… instead they came up with a completely redesigned operating system.
Windows has been trying to come up with an Operating System that is able to work on all of their devices– Computers, Laptops, Cellphones, X-Box, Tablets, and Televisions. The system would have the ability to sync all of the devices without having to use different software for each. In theory, this should be cheaper and easier to use than having a Windows Computer, trying to Sync up to a Windows Cellphone.But since they don’t have a system already running, they have to make one from the ground up.
When I first heard about this move, I thought “why would Microsoft try to kill something that has been working
fine for them for the past 25 or so years?” The answer is – To keep up with the competition. Apple is in the process of killing the OS-X brand and is moving towards the iOS that was released with the iPhone back in 2007. If you are familiar with the OS X Lion, you’ll know that it brought on many iOS elements into the computer world.
Like wise, Microsoft is trying to come up with something “fresher” and Windows 8 is the re-fresher they are looking for. It will run on an extremely fast system that uses applications. If you have not been keeping up with the Windows 8 production, check out the video below to see what it’s about. It really looks more “user friendly” if you ask me, the only problem is having to get used to the new setup. I think it’s going to effectively turn our laptops into an over sized cellphone, but if you don’t like it… is not like you’ll have a choice. Unless… you move over to Linux or keep on using the current version of Windows. So we’ll see how this goes.