Microsoft has revealed it will release a second preview version of its upcoming operating system Windows 8, which will be available in June. The new operating system has had a design overhaul as it now incorporates the Metro user interface as the company aim to grab more of the tablet market as well as the traditional PC market.
The president of Windows, Steven Sinofsky said that this second preview version would be as close to the final version of the OS. Microsoft have yet to reveal when Windows 8 will be released but is expected to be around October.
Sinofsky has said that the new operating system has had the most important redesign since releasing Windows 95. In the new OS, the Start button will be removed as it will be replaced by a sliding-panel menu. The Metro UI has been designed for devices that offer gesture controls and also the traditional desktop design as well.
Last week, Microsoft announced that there would be three editions of Windows 8 available with a Windows RT specifically for ARM devices alongside Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. Since the developer preview of Windows 8 was released last year, the operating system has seen more than 100,000 changes made to it.
Published on Wednesday 25 April 2012 @ 14:03:40 by ANDYW
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