Catching up slowly with new Windows 7 interface? Then there is a bad news for you. A lot smarter and powerful successor has been born, and will arrive in the OS battlefield in 2012. Yes, you are absolutely correct its Windows 8.
Microsoft had already begun the work for Windows 8 even before Windows 7 was completed. The reason being different team works on different aspects of the operating system. A Microsoft's employee mistakenly leaked very interesting details, regarding this wonderful OS. In lay mans language the post said:
" We will see 128-bit compatibility with Windows 9, while it appears that whether we will see it in Windows 8 or not is still uncertain. Coincidentally, many do believe that Windows 7 will be Microsoft’s last 32-bit OS. So could this mean we will see Windows 8 come in 64-bit and 128-bit flavors?"
Another leaked document also confirmed that Microsoft indicates that Windows 8 might feature a faster startup, an App Store, integrated web applications, improved digital media support (including AVC HD and 3D video), faster resumes from low-power states, and USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0 support. Windows 8 is likely to include facial recognition (due to the increase of webcams that are integrated into computers and its latest add-on to its XBOX 360 console.
However analysts are saying not fall in too much love with the leaked features of Windows 8 as no one correctly knows that at which point of the development cycle these photos were leaked. As you know during the starting phase, their engineers might also plan on baking a Pizza with it. However, at the late development cycle many are phased out due to various reasons.
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