It's the OS by Microsoft following Windows 7. Because 8 is after 7 you dumbass.
Dude what the fuck is after Windows 7!!!!1one!
Windows 8 you faggot.
Oh yeah I forgot!!!one1!1
1) The next Windows Vista
2) Windows Phone 7 for computers.
3) Microsoft's next operating system that should run on desktops or tablets. It will have 2 different interfaces. Neither interface will run apps compatible with the other interface, and will ultimately lead into a huge failure.
4) 15+ gigabytes of code for what Linux could have done with 4-5 gigabytes.
p1: Hey, I love Windows 8. It looks just like windows should have been in 2007. And it will run on tablets.
p2: YEAH RIGHT. You know it's just a phone OS for desktop right?
p1: Really? But it will have a new interface and new apps store and everything.
p2: But the new interface won't run your old apps, and the app store will be more bolted down that Apple's app store.
The only operating system that makes Windows Vista seem good. It is just a desktop operating system derived from a cell phone operating system. It may be somewhat fast, but that's because it can't do anything.
WINDOWS 8 SUCKS. MY DESKTOP ISN'T AN F'ING SMARTPHONE!!
Design over usability, by design.
Microsoft Store Salesperson: You'd like this Sony Vaio notebook, sir?
Computer Buyer: Yes. Core i5, 8 gigs of RAM, sounds really nice.
Salesperson: It also come with Windows 8. On Windows 8 you'll have access to hundreds of new "apps". It's really great.
Buyer: Oh, I don't want that. I just want to use iTunes and Firefox.
Salesperson: You can do that on Windows 8, sir. Just click on the "Desktop" icon.
Buyer: *playing around with the store model* Oh, okay, well.... wa... where is the Start Menu?
Salesperson: It was replaced with the new Start Screen. There you have access to all of your applications, just like the old Start Menu.
Buyer: Alright, well, how do I go to the Control Panel?
Salesperson: It's really easy. All you do is right-click the desktop and choose Screen Resolution, and then just click a few other categories and you'll find it. To change the Start Screen applications and personalization you just use its own control panel in the Start Screen.
Buyer: ...Is this notebook compatible with Windows XP?
Salesperson: (mentally) *FFFFUUUUUUUU*
Windows 8 is the next generation of Microsoft's Operating System family and its basically a virus that turns any capable, powerful desktop computer into a worthless pile of crap. Its a phone interface on top of a duller Windows Desktop but with some features also removed! :D The start menu disappeared by magic so its really good at making it harder than ever to find your files! :)
I have always wanted to spend ages getting to the work I need on my PC and thankfully Microsoft listened to my cry!
I also just love how it makes me feel like a kid again while I'm trying to get professional work done and the sad face on the blue screen of death is much more useful than actual technical information on the error!
Thanks a bunch Microsoft! There is no way in hell that I've deleted Windows and moved to Linux now :)
Idiot: Yo dawg herd bout dat cool new os Windows 8 its totally awesome!
Someone: Yes I had the developer preview a year ago... sucked then and sucks now... hate to be you man...
A computer operating system by Microsoft to be released in October 2012. Its layout is similar to that of Windows Phone 7] for the reason that Windows 8 is expected to be used mostly on touch screens and tablets. And even if you don't have either of those, Windows 8 has a desktop mode which looks exactly like that of Windows 7] except there's no Start Button, much to the dismay of Windows fanatics. Windows 8 will be released alongside Windows Phone 8] and Microsoft Surface] tablets.
Windows 8 is actually pretty awesome.
Noun: The most craptastically amazing Operating System ever to come since Windows 7 Build 7600. Supposubly build by Apple in an agreement that Microsoft will stop with the Laptop Hunter ads that mock Apple's high prices. The kernel is based off of the HP7 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows) source and those little brown poppy things in that expanding bag in your microwave.
Verb: Windows doesn't eat! Get a brain already!
Synonyms: Windows BA, Windows Ocho, Windows Beast, This Thingy On The Screen, Windows Lepard, WinGNOME, Micro-Apple-Soft-Dows-Ux-Pard, Windows *
"What are you using?"
"What's this thingy on the screen?"
"For the love of Michael Jackson what is that operating system!"
Incorrect Verb Usage: "Why is Windows Vista (Build 6002) afraid of Windows 7 (Build 7600)? Because Windows 7, 8, 95.