Microsoft are reportedly planning an early Valentine’s Day present for Windows OS lovers with the public beta of their next operating system, Windows 8, going live in Februray.
If the news proves true, it all-but-confirms that a 2012 finishing date for the final build of the operating system will be met. Whether it then ships in 2012 however is another matter.
Windows 8 is the next big evolution for Microsoft’s dominant PC platform. Influenced largely by the company’s work with the Windows Phone 7 OS, its “Metro” UI makes use of similar live tiles found in Windows phones.
The design is meant to make using Windows 8 on PCs and tablet devices a seamless transition, with familar concepts shared across both versions of the software.
No word yet on what content will be accessible in the beta preview, but it looks as though Windows 8 may now be ready at least for next year’s Christmas lists.
Via: The Next Web