Daily Archives: 06/10/2011

Windows 8 gets a preview by Microsoft

Windows 8 gets a preview by Microsoft

Eager Windows watchers got their first peek at Microsoft’s next system on June 8, 2011,  at the All Things D Conference .

The new system, which is code-named Windows 8 for now, features a central start screen similar to the visual style of the Windows Phone. Windows 8 is designed to run on personal computers and touchscreen tablets. This screen makes use of the tiles that are a main feature of the Windows Phone and replaces the start menu.

Getting a system to run on both platforms creates a sort of hybrid feel.

Windows 8 will also have fluid multitasking, the ability to snap and resize an application and a user-friendly file system, said Julie Larson-Green, vice president of Windows Experience, in a company blog post.

What do you think of the early preview?

The Antidote to Apathy – Dave Meslin

http://www.ted.com Local politics — schools, zoning, council elections — hit us where we live. So why don’t more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care.