It looks like last week’s rumors about Microsoft giving the world a taste of Windows 8 at the D9 Conference today were spot on. Microsoft showed off what they’ve been working on for Windows 8 so far, and it looks pretty good. Nevermind the fact that its tablet interface is a “skin” over the regular desktop operating system, it looks and functions like the Metro UI from Windows Phone 7 and it works pretty impressively.
The main selling points about the operating system would be its backwards compatibility to the thousands of apps already available for Windows right now – there’s no need to wait for an app store to develop – you can already buy what’s on the market right now. Check out a video demonstration of Windows 8: