Windows 8 attempts to save the PC

The personal computer myefox must be saved. And Microsoft believes that Windows 8 is the magic cure. Maybe so. I tested a prerelease version of Windows 8 during the last week, and is unlike anything I’ve seen in a PC operating system. The impressive interface “Metro” is begging to touch and interact with it. Applications of beautiful design, ultra-simple controls and intuitive navigation make it hard to believe that Metro was born from the same company that brought us Windows Vista. Windows 8 is so easy to use as the iPad. And this is exactly what Microsoft wants. Faced with declining sales of computers, through the increase of tablets (or rather, of the cases), Microsoft is creating an operating system that enables hardware manufacturers to re-imagine your PC to a world in which the table is the Queen. The software is programmed to go on sale later this year.

But let’s be clear: Under the new look that gives the new design, Windows 8 is still immersed in a PC operating system. Give your desktop and task-bar are so familiar (and over the years have learned to love or hate) and works equally well with a keyboard and a mouse with a touch screen. This is the fundamental difference between the strategy and approach iPad Windows 8 Microsoft. Apple has produced an additional gadget, while Microsoft’s software is designed for devices of all kinds. The iPad is the easiest entry into what Apple calls the “post-PC world,” but the PC does not have fallen into disuse: the majority of people still rely on their personal computers to use tools like Microsoft Office and make other more complex tasks of content creation.

And this is where Microsoft sees uncharted territory. Want to power any device that Windows 8 is essential for users who may be more portable and intuitive as the iPhone, but also a team capable of performing all complex tasks, so users now leave the tablets and go to PC Microsoft does this by converting itself into a desktop application. The PC begins with Metro, which serves as a “splash screen” and the main background of Windows 8. Metro is ideal for everyday tasks like Web browsing, e-mail, photo sharing, social networking and video games. But when you need to manage files, edit a document or do anything else that would not normally do on an iPad, a tap or click the desktop application opens what looks and feels like the Windows interface 7.