On the heels of its divorce from NBC News, Microsoft has apparently concluded it wants to stay in the news business.
A newly news-centric MSN.com will roll out with the official launch of Windows 8 on October 26. The software giant’s Bob Visse says things are amicable with the ex partner in reportage, but Microsoft really needed to do Microsoft:
Microsoft introduced Windows 8 Consumer Preview in Barcelona today. It’s not the final version of the system so perhaps not for the faint-of-heart when it comes to doing scary new things with your tender home PC. Still, the Consumer Preview trended for most of the morning on Twitter, which can be the modern barometer of whether something is a big deal or not.
Kent Walter, writing about the new operating system in Microsoft’s Windows Experience Blog, calls this a “reimagined” Windows: