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Microsoft demonstrates Windows 8 with HTML5 apps

During the D9 conference, Microsoft demonstrated how the company plans on bringing Windows 8 to more mobile devices in the future. Microsoft demonstrated how it would be integrating a touch-centric interface for apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that runs on top of the existing Windows platform.

Microsoft wants to deliver “web-connected and web-powered” apps that will run alongside legacy Windows apps on the company’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. Microsoft says this approach “is designed and optimized for touch [and] it works equally well with a mouse and keyboard.”

Microsoft also plans on tieing together Windows CE and Windows 8, as Windows 8 will adopt a similar, top level interface to Windows Phone 7 and Zune.

“We tried with Windows 8 to re-imagine how you work with a PC,” said Windows OS President, Steven Sinofsky. Windows 8 will work on laptops, desktops, and tablets. Basically, anything that worked on Windows 7, will work on Windows 8. When using existing desktop applications, the interface goes to a very Windows 7-like desktop.

When you log onto Windows 8, you simply swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Applications can be launched from a series of tiles. Internet Explorer 10 even received a quick redesigned to take advantage of a touch interface for tablets using Windows 8.

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