2012 Will be a Big Computer Software Release Year!
2012 will be remembered as a big year in computer software. The release of the Microsoft Windows Operating System, Windows 8, should be released in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2012. As Microsoft announced this year may be it's last as the headlie act at CES, linux showed up. Finally, the cloud continues to allow your cellphone, notebook, tablet, desktop, and now your car to sync. Cross compatibility is about to get serious, and it's as easy as having an app for that. It's going to be a big year in software, get ready for the show.
This is a software discussion, and for one more year, Microsoft is the Gorilla in the Operating System Ecosystem. This year Windows 8 should be released to the public. In my opinion, Windows 8 is fairly impressive looking. At first glance you will notice many automated actions, streamlined displays, and even the start button made it through to the new blocks layout. This version of Windows Operating System is definitely going to redefine the Windows Desktop, and they are doing it to try and help the user navigate more efficiently. This version of Windows will try to understand what you want to do and help to automate the user experience like no other Windows release prior. If all this is to facilitate the new application marketplace for Windows, it's worth it. The new ability for folks to program Microsoft to keep up with the Android and IOS ecosystes may be a home run. The system looks promising and we can't wait to see what we can do with it. These two screen shots should whet your whistle for more.
Equally as promising, Windows 8 really seems to try and take a new and innovative look at computer security inside the office as well. With a swipe you log into Windows 8 on your tablet, and touch a few parts of a picture in a particular order to generate a security token. The interface seems intuitive, and impressive. On your desktop, you can now manipulate the same picture security system with the mouse instead of the touchscreen, mimicing the same activity. The result is the biggest increase in desktop security I've seen that may actually be instituted in wide scale. The picture, and exact pixle locations generate buillion information that is very technical, and enough to generate a password level both adequately secure and very easy for a human being to remember.
Ironically, the year Microsoft announced it may be their last as a flagship marketer for the CES show, linux distributions start to show up. The Ubuntu linux distribution I picked up at the CES show runs very sleek on my elder computers. I can't wait to see the Red Hat, Suse, and other Linux houses start showing up and having innovative systems in the near future.