Microsoft Windows 8 preview
Microsoft are stirring the interest pot with a preview of Windows 8, which of course, has to challenge Apple and Google in a bid to stay relevant. That said, pretty much every computer on Earth runs on Windows, but Microsoft needs to look to the future to keep up with the pack.
In Windows 8, it appears that Gates' company are trying to marry the classic XP/Vista operating system with something more tablety. With this, there's a new system called Metro which is more designed for casual browsing. If you want to use something like Photoshop, then you'll use it in the same way you always have.
With Metro, Microsoft have developed their own version of browsing by swiping and reviews have noted how stable and speedy it is. The company are crowing about its user-friendliness too, saying that 82 per cent found their way around the whole system within an hour of picking it up.
Is this Microsoft's renaissance?