SuperView and Windows 8

Microsoft's Windows 8 prerelease info

April 2012

Microsoft are preparring their latest version of Windows. This is a replacement for their previous system Windows 7 and earlier. A launch date has not yet been set but late 2012 early 2013 is anticipated.

So far it seems to be a very promising system and is getting a good reception from both the technical press and other reviewers.

Unlike previous versions of Windows there are two distinct versions one for desktops, laptops etc (like Windows 7) and a separate version for phones and similar tablets. These two versions are not compatible and SuperView25 will only be available for the 'normal' versions to be called Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro (for Intel processors) not the phone version called Windows 8 RT (for ARM processors).

We are currently assessing whether a version targetting Windows 8 RT would be useful - so if you have any views please let us know.

Each new operating system from Microsoft creates new challenges for Software companies both to ensure their products run well and take advantage of new features. Microsoft's newest operating system Windows 8 is no exception, especially with its new Metro interface.

M'n'G designs current system runs well on Windows 7 & Vista and our current testing has shown no serious problems with the pre release versions of Windows 8. We will continue to test our system, especially as the actual release code becomes available to ensure our customers have a system that runs well on the new platform. However, as has been the case for previous new versions of Windows, we anticipate releasing a version with some adjustments to work well with Windows 8's new features.

Users of M'n'G designs SuperView21 or earlier should upgrade to SuperView25 if they intend to use Windows 8 (or Windows 7).