Windows 8 is starting to look better and better with each passing day. Long Zheng from iStartedSomething claims that Windows 8 might have the ability to make and receive phone calls, baked directly in. Ready to start calling mom from your huge tablet?
After getting squeezed out of the iPhone and iPad world, Adobe Flash is getting smacked in the face, again. Microsoft's declared that the Metro (read: tablet) version of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 will be a "plug-in free" browser. Instead, Microsoft will back HTML5 for its browser. Sorry, Adobe.
Microsoft's Windows 8 looks fantastic and everybody's talking about it. It has that sweet Metro UI, it's super fast to boot up and there's Xbox Live integration. What more could you want? How about the cutest, most friendly "Blue Screen of Death" to date? No more lines of coded error messages — just a clean frowny face and a line that regular people can actually understand: Your PC ran into a problem that it couldn't handle, and now it needs to restart. It's so simple and uncluttered, it's almost Apple-like.
Time is money. We've all heard the phrase before, and if you're sitting around waiting for your PC to start up, you're wasting precious time, whether it's for work or play. Microsoft claims Windows 8 start up in eight seconds. Hoorah!
My oh my, Windows 8 is looking to be one multi-faceted operating system. It'll be a tablet OS, a desktop OS, might run Xbox 360 games and now talk of it running Windows Phone 7 apps? Unreal.
Emulation is the sincerest form of flattery and Microsoft's not afraid to follow in Apple's footsteps. The Mac App Store's success is another home run for Apple and what does that mean for Microsoft's next Windows 8 OS? It's getting an App Store too.
Come this October, Dell might have the most powerful tablet on the market. At least, that's what its Peju code-named tablet running Windows 8 looks like on paper.
When Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7's "Metro UI" featuring flat square "tiles" we fell in love with it. That's why it's not shocking to see Windows 8's touchscreen UI heavily inspired by it. For once, the entire Windows experience looks new and refreshing again.
Did ya hear that Microsoft is building its next OS, Windows 8 with ARM support? No, it's not adding a body limb to its software. It's building a version of Windows for those mobile chips that are found in most powerful smartphones and tablets. Well, as powerful as those ARM chips are and Windows 8 will be, your old Windows apps won't work with it.
Hackers have been digging through that leaked early build of Windows 8 we saw last week, and it's giving more credence to earlier rumors that the next version of the OS will include Kinect style facial recognition.