According to Microsoft, Windows is still the cornerstone of their personal computing business. Although many in the industry have lamented the death of Windows, the upcoming Windows 8 operating system promises to enable Microsoft to “re-imagine” its future.
Ever since Microsoft Windows first debuted in 1985, each release has included a few updates and perhaps some UI tweaks. With Windows 8, which is said to bring together personal computers, mobile devices and cloud services, Microsoft is providing users with a truly new paradigm for computing. It will be able to run on older computers, it has a lighter framework, and it will run on ARM processors, which are used on most tablets and smartphones.