Windows 8: Get Your Popcorn Ready…

on October 22, 2012

Welcome to Windows 8 week.

On October 26th, Microsoft will be introducing Window 8. Actually, over the next week or so, Microsoft and its partners will be introducing:

— Windows 8 OS for the desktop
— Window 8 OS for Intel tablets
— Third party tablet hardware to run Windows 8
— Windows Office for Window 8 tablets
— Windows RT OS for Arm Tablets
— Windows Office for RT tablets
— Windows RT Platform (Third-Party apps)
— Third party tablet hardware to run Window RT
— A new business model where makes the hardware that runs their Windows 8 software
— Windows Surface – A Microsoft branded tablet that runs the Windows RT OS
— Windows 8 OS for the phone
— Third party phone hardware to run Windows 8

Wow. That’s a lot of stuff and it’s happening all at once.

Any one of the above items would have normally justified a major announcement by Microsoft. Taken all together, the above represents a fundamental shift in the way Microsoft – and the world – will view computing from this time forward.

This launch is so large and so all encompassing that no one article could do it justice. So rather than try to create one article, we’re going to break this down into a series of articles and gather them together in a new section entitled: “A Series of Tech.Pinions.”

Get your popcorn ready. It’s going to be quite a show.