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Is Windows 8 on the way?

News is filtering through that Windows 8 may not be too far away and is expected to be available before October 2012. It would seem that demo’s of Windows 8 running on tablets, phones and desktop computers were given at separate conferences in the US and Taiwan.

Although we do not have any confirmation it is expected that the software can be used via both traditional keyboard and mouse or by gestures on a gadget’s touch screen. The start screen for Windows 8 seen at the demonstrations closely resembles the tiled layout seen on Microsoft’s newest mobile operating system. The live tiles, that link to popular applications and data streams, can be manipulated via pressing on a screen. The demonstrations were given at the D9 conference in California and Computex in Taipei.