So Microsoft showed off Windows 8 for the first time today. It's supposed to be one unifying OS for phones, tablets, and desktops. This Is My Next has the best explanation of how it works, but Gizmodo's description is pretty good, and they posted a nice video of what it's like to flip through a Windows 8 tablet, too. (Find the official Microsoft page for Windows 8 right here.) Reviews so far say that the Metro UI—the tile-based touchscreen interface you see on Windows phones—is pretty slick, although you do have to swap back and forth between Metro and regular desktop interfaces if you want to manage a broad array of tasks.

What do you think?