Microsoft’s Steve Sinofsky kicked off the Microsoft BUILD conference in Anaheim, CA this morning by giving a demonstration of Windows 8, which Sinofsky says will "re-imagine Windows from the chipset to the [user] experience."
Sinofsky, Microsoft’s President of the Windows and Windows Live, demonstrated Windows 8 running on a tablet device powered by an ARM processor, an architectural change which will allow Windows 8 to run on a wider array of tablets and other mobile devices powered by ARM processors.
Responding to concerns from some critics that the touch features and other elements of Windows 8 will result in bloated code and sluggish performance, Sinofsky demonstrated a build of Windows 8 running on a 3-year-old Lenovo netbook computer running an Atom processor and with only 1GB of RAM.
Windows 8 platform and tools diagram showing the new WinRT APIs
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