Last week, a slew of software designers and journalists in Anaheim, California were treated to a preview of Windows’ latest operating system – Windows 8. Many of these software designers and journalists, along with major news networks such as CNN and CNET have claimed that the newest addition will be hard to beat.Windows 8 is not scheduled to be released until 2012, but it is definitely something to look forward to.

The world of technology is constantly evolving. Touchscreen devices such as the iPhone, iPad and various Droid devices are the rave, which is probably what makes Windows 8 sound even more exciting. The word is that Windows 8 will be optimized for touchscreen devices, as well as traditional devices.

This optimization will indeed change technology today – for the better – because users will be able to toggle between devices. This is something that has yet to be experienced by anyone, and because there are so many people using touchscreen devices, this will add a convenience that has not yet been seen before.

Even though touchscreen is the rave in 2011, we need to consider just how fast touchscreens will become outdated. After all, in order to keep up in the world of technology, changing your operating system or even your computer, and phone seems to need to take place every year or so. This might excite some users, but others might feel as though they should wait until the next Windows OS to invest.

What do you think?

Aside from being touchscreen optimized, another upside of Windows 8 is that it will [most likely] use very little power, and it will use much less memory than Windows 7. This is highly beneficial for users who have an outdated OS because you will be able to update and use the newest OS fairly easy, without having to purchase an entirely new computer.

The visuals of Windows 8 is even more impressive. In fact, it does not even look like any Windows Operating Systems that we have ever used.

In many ways Windows 8 acts as a hybrid between a tablet PC and traditional desktop, and perhaps the hope of Microsoft is that this new operating system will compete quite closely with Apple’s newest iPad, which is cutting into the revenue that was once gained by PC sales. For devoted Windows users, Windows 8 will mark the biggest visual overhaul in decades.

All in all, Windows 8 is a evolution in itself – even more so than Apple’s iPad or various touchscreen devices. Users will be able to use a friendly touchscreen display, enjoy a gaming experience like no other or even share their family photos in a quick, and easy manner.

In order to truly experience Windows 8 we will need to [unfortunately] wait until 2012, but the anticipation is worth it. What will [Microsoft] come up with next?

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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  • Dustin Wasserman

    I think that the only real NEW feature is the start menu. the rest (at least for non touchscreen) at this point is just redesigned. if you wish to prove me wrong please do and post all of the new features that i obviously have not found.

  • Owais_503

    windows 8 is just awsome

  • Owais_503

    will windows 9 be better then windows 8