The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, is very excited by the launch of the new operating system Windows 8. The OS is scheduled to be released this month and it is considered the biggest overhaul of Windows in more than a decade and the company’s attempt to stay relevant and exciting in a world where mobile gadgets have started to overshadow personal computers.
Bill Gates told the Associated Press that he is already using Windows 8 and is very pleased with it. Unsurprisingly, the co-founder of Microsoft believes Windows 8 will be a big deal partly because hardware partners are doping great things to take advantages of the new system’s new features.
Microsoft is prepared should personal computers continue their downward spiral. Versions of the operating system will additionally be shipping on tablets and smartphones come October 26. This is actually a very important step that Bill Gates and Microsoft take, since Windows&Windows Live division represented 27 percent of the company’s revenue in 2011.
The company has been diversifying their product line to include much more than software. Their gaming division is anchored by the industry-leading X-Box 360 gaming console, which just so happens to be developing into a major media hub in living rooms across the world. There is not denying that there is a lot of pressure on Microsoft to deliver big in these months.
Windows 8 introduces significant changes to the operating system’s graphical user interface design incorporating a new design language used by other Microsoft products, a new Start screen to replace the Start men used by previous versions of Windows, a new online store that can be used to obtain new applications, along with a new platform for apps.
Bill Gates wrote in an interview that “I’m confident that Windows 8 offers the best of legacy Windows features with an eye toward a very promising future”. We can only wait for the new operating system to be released in order to test it ourselves.