Bill Gates sees Windows 8 as a ‘big deal’ for Microsoft
The founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates says that the upcoming Windows 8 operating system, which is scheduled for release on October 26, is “a very exciting new product” and “a very big deal” for the world's largest software maker. The statement was made by Gates in an interview with the Associated Press.
Gates primarily talked about the role of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in a new global campaign to eradicate polio, however as the conversation inevitably touched on the newest operating system to be offered up by the company that made him successful, Gates could not stop himself from saying that Windows 8 will be great. He stated that he was already using Windows 8 on a regular basis, and that he was “very pleased with it.”
Windows 8 is going to be the software giant’s biggest overhaul of Windows in more than a decade. Windows 8 will definitely help Microsoft to stay relevant and exciting in a world where mobile computing devices have started to overshadow personal computers.
“Hardware partners are doing great things to take advantage of the features,” Gates added. “It’ll be a big deal.”
The latest version of its web browser Internet Explorer is also anticipated to be unveiled during the launch of Windows 8 late next month.
News credit: NPR