Microsoft Unveils Its Next Operating System, Windows 8

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Barcelona – Microsoft showed off the newest version of the company’s operating system,

called Windows 8, on Wednesday.

Windows 8 is the biggest redesign of the company’s software since Windows 95, said Steve Sinofsky,

the president of Windows, who introduced the new operating system during the

Mobile World Congress at a poolside event where waiters handed guests glasses of champagne and

small tapas and snacks were served.

“Windows 8 is a generational change in the Windows operating system in the design,

functionality and implementation,” Mr. Sinofsky said.

Microsoft has planned two versions of its Windows 8 software. One is designed around a touch

interface and will be available on Microsoft tablets, and the other is for PCs and is designed to

work with a mouse and keyboard. Both share the same aesthetic and navigation.