Windows 8 will feature a new UI similar to the tile-based (Metro) interface of Windows Phone 7 and this will all be touch enabled (see the video here).
With the new UI, Windows 8 will focus on two types of apps:
- Classic Windows desktop apps- they will run and look similar to Win 7 today. They will open from the Start screen into familiar Win 7.
Screenshot of Classic Windows app and HTML5 app running side by side.
The concept of HTML 5 application is these be like mobile apps and will run in a different experience than classic Windows applications additionally HTML 5 applications will have access to a number of new features in Windows 8 and both type native windows and HTML 5 applications can run side by side.
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