So you must be very satisfied with Windows 7 if Microsoft says that this software broke all their records, and yes, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 will become available for download soon, but we simply cannot not wonder what will Windows 8 be like.
Our dreams have become a reality now thanks to Microsoft Kitchen who leaked a huge amount of Windows 8 slides which in turn give out a lot of information. One word: impressive!
At the moment there are no Windows 8 screenshots available as Microsoft hasn’t even begun to prepare the ODMs so you’ll have to wait a few more months. Anyway we are more interested in the Windows 8 features so let’s begin:
* Windows 8 will provide a better support for USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS – and there are no indications of Firewire 1394 meaning that we might wave goodbye to this port;
* HDD encryption – you will be able to encrypt your hard-drive so that nobody can access it even if it gets removed from your PC and introduced into another;
* Ambient light sensible – Windows 8 will sense whether it’s dark or shiny in your room;
* There’s a lot of multitouch indication – Windows 8 is more of a tablet, slate, all-in-one PC software which would explain better the ambient light sensitivity;
* Better startup – Microsoft is aiming to bring instantaneous boot and shut down which would be absolutely great;
* Facial recognition for logging on or off – if you sit down, then your computer will recognize you and will automatically log you into your account – if you leave, then it will log you off – if another person sits down and he/she has an account, then it will automatically log him/her in.
Facial recognition is something that HP and more have already done so we are expecting Microsoft to add some Kinect-like motion sensing capabilities to Windows 8, but we should wait for more information before jumping into conclusions;
* The slides also says something about the so-called Apple brand loyalty virtuous cycle therefore Windows 8 will have great quality and in the same time it will be very easy to use – Microsoft probably wants to make Windows 8 a little more intuitive, like Apple’s Mac OS X;
* In the slides you can also spot a Windows 8 machine concept which is very interesting, but really weird – we like it!;
* Windows 8 will have a so-called push button reset – just like your smartphone has a “reset to factory settings” option, Windows 8 have one, too, so that you can reset Windows 8 to the factory condition;
* It seems like Internet Explorer 9 Beta release date is August 2010;
* Windows 8 will come with an app store called Windows Store – this online app store for Windows users will be based on a Zune UI and it will be able to recognize your system and monitor to see if the app will be supported by your computer.