Finally, after two long years of hype, Windows 8 is upon us. What is it all about? What makes Windows 8 better than its predecessors? Essentially, Windows 8 is a new operating platform released by Microsoft to unify user experiences by providing intuitive services. In other words, Microsoft has created a platform, which utilises a more concise, and efficient user interface. This interface has been called ’cross-platforming’ and works simultaneously with Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox video game console.