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.