Eager Windows watchers got their first peek at Microsoft’s next system Wednesday at the All Things D Conference.
The new system, which is code-named Windows 8 for now, features a central start screen similar to the visual style of the Windows Phone. Windows 8 is designed to run on personal computers and touchscreen tablets. This screen makes use of the tiles that are a main feature of the Windows Phone and replaces the start menu.
Getting a system to run on both platforms creates a sort of hybrid feel.
“It’s ‘no compromise’ and that’s really important to us,” Windows president Steven Sinofsky told AllThingsD.
Windows 8 will also have fluid multitasking, the ability to snap and resize an application and a user-friendly file system, said Julie Larson-Green, vice president of Windows Experience, in a company blog post.
What do you think of the early preview?