The roadmap of the new version of Windows reveals plans for an app store, instant-on bootup, Apple way of doing things.
Microsoft recently announced that it has sold 150 million licenses of Windows 7 in eight months (that’s 7 copies every second). No doubt Windows 7 has been a smashing success, and has almost made us forget the disaster that was Vista. With yesterday’s leaked presentation slides, it seems Microsoft has already busied themselves over the next iteration of the operating system.
Italian Windows blog Windowsette leaked a whole presentation on Windows 8 revealing big plans and features for the new version of the popular OS. Watermarked “Microsoft Confidential”, one slide explicitly mentions Apple’s consumer strategy of high-quality, easy-to-use UI that realizes into brand royalty.
“Apple brand is know for high quality, uncomplicated, ‘It just works’. Realized value leads to product satisfaction, which in turn feeds brand loyalty. This is something people will pay for!”, a slide reads (below).
Another slide reveals Microsoft’s strategy to replicate Apple’s successful App Store model with “Windows Store”, where users will be able to purchase and download Windows applications.
The slides also hint towards a one-second bootup: “Windows 8 PCs turn on fast, nearly instantly in some cases, and are ready to work without any long or unexpected delays”.
Folks at MSFTKitchen has painstakingly done a slide-by-slide analysis, so hit it up for a detailed read.
Original Source: Windowsette.