It seems that even Microsoft may be growing weary of the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) associated with its Windows operating system.
We knew it was only a matter of time, yet it's a huge story nevertheless.
Microsoft's released a preview build of Windows 8 to some of its partners - and several of those partners have helpfully released it to the press, revealing a new ribbon interface.
Yep, you better believe it.
Microsoft may be preparing to demo a Windows 8-powered tablet next month along with other mobile devices at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.
It looks like the next-generation Windows operating system is less than two years away.
Much of the last decade was defined by Microsoft missteps and outright mistakes.
The typical two year PC upgrade cycle and Microsoft's software roadmap is not going to hold in a Web-centric app-happy world. Does Redmond get it?
Documents appearing to be plans for Windows 8 have been popping up all over the internet overnight.