Microsoft Windows 8

Released in October of 2012, Windows 8 is Microsoft's first desktop operating system to feature the company's Modern UI style (formerly known as Metro UI and introduced in Windows Phone 7). Despite numerous new UI elements, Windows 8 still offers the option to fall back to the traditional Windows desktop everyone is familiar with but with one key thing missing: the Start menu.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 26, 2012
  • Price at launch: $39.99

What You Need To Know

  • Can run on both traditional style PCs and tablets

Verge Review

Windows 8 is a rebirth, a "reimagining" of Windows and the entire Microsoft brand. It's also the single riskiest project that Microsoft has ever embarked upon — a bet from Redmond that users can adapt to a new way of computing. With mobile alternatives from Google and Apple eating into sales of traditional PCs, Microsoft needed to act quickly to protect its Windows revenue. A short testing phase of under a year from Developer Preview to a finished product in stores shows that Microsoft is...

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Software type Operating system
Distribution Retail, Online

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