Even from this early look at Windows 8, we can see that the new operating system is designed to bring about a huge shift in the way we interact with our computers. Arranging the apps you want on the screen at any given time is a snap (literally). And even if you'd rather stick with your reliable old mouse and keyboard, the movement, color, and easy access of apps and files on your Windows 8 machine make the process a smooth and refreshing change from the old point-and-click list options we've been using for so many years.
Katherine Murray is the author of My Microsoft Windows 7 PC as well as many other books related to digital lifestyle, green tech, and Microsoft products. She writes regularly for CNET's TechRepublic, PC World Business Center, and Windows Secrets, and you can get in touch with Katherine through her blogs, Connect & Coblogerate and BlogOffice. You can also follow Katherine on Twitter @kmurray230.