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Windows 8 Expected features

  1. #1


    Aus, Gold Coast
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    Windows 8 Expected features


    1. Touch Screens: We have already saw Touch Screen version of OS ie Windows 7, so it is sure that there must be a lot of improvements in it, may be like multi-touch capability and lot more.

    2. Biometrics Support: New Windows 8 would have inbuilt Biometric password login support, now who need to type a password when you have your face or eye or finger print to do your work. Having said that it automatically enhances the security feature manifolds.

    3. Faster Boot up: Ever since I started using computer the only thing that I hated is the Boot Screen and I hate waiting to let it get load, on average Vista 40 secs, Windows 7 took 27 secs to load, so we may expect some more loss of seconds in Windows 8.

    4. An App Store: Apple’s App Store has been a raging success, as has Android’s Market. So Windows 8 appears as if it will also have an app store called, not surprisingly, “Windows Store.” But there are no indications how Microsoft will manage the countless thousands of apps available for Windows, or many other details about the store at this point.

    Better identity management. The decks lay out a vision in which user accounts don’t just live on one PC — you can carry them from computer to computer, and to other devices. Identities can live and be backed up in the cloud. As a slide puts it, “Identity evolves from machine centric to user centric.”

    Source: Windows 8 Expected features | Windows 8 Beta

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  2. #2


    Sydney Australia
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Not keen on the Touch Screen concept as I am a clean freak and would spend all my time wiping finger prints off my screen.
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    Also don't know if touch screen would be my cup of tea, but it's early yet so plenty of time to see
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  4. #4


    Laytonsville, Maryland, USA
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    32-bit Vista Business SP2


    I'd like a complete image backup/restore feature that works as well as Acronis True Image.

    And an improved msconfig that works more like Autoruns.

    And improvements to Task Manager that provide the options available with Process Explorer.

    And the ability to re-program ALL keyboard shortcuts using ANY key on the keyboard.

    And a better un-install feature that works more like Revo so you can remove all the remnants left behind by the normal one (and they always leave remnants).

    Geez, I can think of all sorts of things I'd love to see - many for which I have 3rd party programs as workarounds.
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    4. An App Store: Apple’s App Store has been a raging success, as has Android’s Market. So Windows 8 appears as if it will also have an app store called, not surprisingly, “Windows Store.” But there are no indications how Microsoft will manage the countless thousands of apps available for Windows, or many other details about the store at this point.
    Is this just going to be an excuse for a second Web Browser?
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  6. #6


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    Hmm, not much I have any use for. And my Win7 boots already in 15 seconds - from the SSD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorien View Post
    I'd like a complete image backup/restore feature that works as well as Acronis True Image.

    And an improved msconfig that works more like Autoruns.

    And improvements to Task Manager that provide the options available with Process Explorer.

    And the ability to re-program ALL keyboard shortcuts using ANY key on the keyboard.

    And a better un-install feature that works more like Revo so you can remove all the remnants left behind by the normal one (and they always leave remnants).

    Geez, I can think of all sorts of things I'd love to see - many for which I have 3rd party programs as workarounds.
    ohh yea

    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Hmm, not much I have any use for. And my Win7 boots already in 15 seconds - from the SSD.

    15 sec, is that common with SSD?
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  8. #8


    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I think 12 to 25 seconds is the range. That's at least what people report.
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    wow not bad
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    15 ~25sec Wow... It is good. Does it including all application load or velocity test result?
    We test some platform and it almost takes 4x~6x sec to boot complete. (It is HDD base platform)
    I think the anti-virus takes a long time to delay the boot up.
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