Windows8_preview

If you couldn't already tell, I'm really excited for Windows 8. Besides the few changes Microsoft is making that aren't exactly for the better in my opinion, it still looks to be a good upgrade from Windows 7 — especially since it will be able to run on ARM processors. 

I haven't yet played with Windows 8, but today's announcement from Microsoft should make that change at the end of February. The company today sent out invitations for an invitation-only event in Barcelona, which just happens to coincide with MWC.

Mobile World Congress is already going to be one heck of a big show, and now that Microsoft is doing this, it just got a whole lot bigger. And holding the event at an event that's dedicated to mobile devices means that we will probably see some prototype Windows 8 tablets alongside the announcement of the beta-like software release. 

I'm really excited to see what Microsoft will have put into Windows 8 on the desktop side, particularly in the settings. Earlier this week, I reported on the company's removal of the Start button and was pretty disappointed that it happened. Hopefully, that can be changed with a simple setting, but we'll have to wait until the end of the month to find out. 

[ZDNet]