Photos: Windows 8 - Microsoft's future OS close-up

Photos: Windows 8 - Microsoft's future OS close-up

Summary: Microsoft Windows 8 apps, interface and development platform unveiled...


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  • Windows 8 running on tablet

    When Windows 8 is used on a tablet device, the taskbar for users is on the right side of the screen. It slides out as needed.

    Photo: Rafe Needleman/CNET

  • Windows 8 keyboard

    In addition to the standard on-screen keyboard that takes up the bottom of a tablet computer, users can also switch to a split keyboard, which is easier for thumb-typers to use.

    Photo: Rafe Needleman/CNET

  • Windows 8 task bar

    The Windows 8 taskbar performs system functions, like connecting to networks. It's also where the Windows Start Menu lives.'s Nick Heath contributed to this article

    Photo: Rafe Needleman/CNET

Topics: Apps, Software Development

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