Since winding down is day to day activities at Microsoft in 2006 to devote himself to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation we have not heard that much from Bill Gates, but he sat down to talk about Windows 8 and what it means for the future of Microsoft. Microsoft posted a video this morning of his interview on their “Next at Microsoft” series. Read on to see what Bill Gates thinks of Windows 8.
“This is an absolutely critical product,” Gates says. “It takes Windows into the world of touch, low-power devices — really giving people the best of what you think of as a tablet-type experience and the PC experience.”
“Microsoft is blending all the different types of input,” says Gates. “Speech input — awfully important — over time, camera input, which you now see in the TV world, will also be part of the PC experience as well.”
Gates also talked about the Cloud Servies and how Windows 8, Windows 8 phone and the new version of Microsoft Office use the cloud.
What did you think about what Bill said about Windows 8? Let us know in the comments.