Windows 8 makes its debut on Friday. And this translates into any new PC you buy coming with the new Windows 8 operating system.

And if you haven’t seen a preview of Windows 8 – it is very, very, very different from any previous Windows operating systems. It is a larger step by far away from Windows 7 then it was from Windows XP to Windows 7.

And Windows 8 will be coming out not just on new desktops and laptops but also on a variety of tablets, including Microsoft’s own Surface tablet, and phones.

Also of note, touch screen desktops and laptops running Windows 8 will be available as well. This is because Windows 8 is optimized to work with touch screen technology.

Here are three new news articles that offer more in-depth information on Windows 8:

  1. Windows 8 is Hard So Say 14 Typical Users from CNET:
  1. Microsoft Introduces Windows 8, Marking A ‘New Era’ from NPR:
  1. And also from CNET Windows 8: The complete new PC launch list

And just remember if every have any technology usage questions you can pitch them to the library’s tech staff!

Have a great day!

Linda R.

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