Windows 8 Aims to Bridge Tablets and Desktops

by Pedro Hernandez

The public is about to get its first hands-on preview of Window 8, which Microsoft says will run on both tablets and desktops.

As Microsoft readies Windows 8 for its pre-release consumer debut, it hopes to wade into the tablet market while keeping one foot firmly planted in the desktop market. It designed Windows 8 to be one operating system that runs on two distinct platforms. Will the strategy pay off?

Developers have been kicking the tires on Windows 8 for months, evaluating its capabilities and preparing their software for the operating system's release. Later this month, Microsoft plans to let the general public get in on the act.

On February 29, Microsoft will host a Windows 8 Customer Preview event during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It will serve as the launch of a pre-release version of Windows 8 for consumers.

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This article was originally published on Friday Feb 10th 2012
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