Microsoft revealed its plans for next-generation tablets yesterday at the D9 Conference in the US, showing off a demo of Windows 8. The operating system is designed to run on tablets, laptops and computers, whether touchscreen or equipped with a mouse and keyboard. It’s a big change from the versions of Windows on computers today, switching the traditional desktop with a Windows Phone 7 style Start screen of tiles, and a focus on apps. “Windows 8 apps use the power of HTML5, tapping into the native capabilities of Windows using standard JavaScript and HTML to deliver new kinds of experiences,” explains Microsoft’s official blog post introducing the new OS. “These new Windows 8 apps are full-screen and touch-optimized, and they easily integrate with the capabilities of the new Windows user interface… Windows 8 apps can use a broad set of new libraries and controls, designed for fluid interaction and seamless connectivity. Apps can add new capabilities to Windows and to other apps, connecting with one another through the new interface.”

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