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Early Windows 8 Beta Builds Dogfooded, New Post-8102 Feature Confirmed

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    Early Windows 8 Beta Builds Dogfooded, New Post-8102 Feature Confirmed



    New features are planned for introduction into Windows 8 Beta, and Microsoft offered a glimpse of an enhancement testers can expect in the next major public development milestone.

    The new Task Manager will sport new capabilities in Windows 8 Beta compared to the Developer Preview release, streamlining management of in excess of 64 logical processors, according to Ryan Haveson, a group program manager on the User Experience team.

    Even as it released Windows 8 Build 8102 Milestone 3 (M3) Developer Preview to early adopters, Microsoft was hammering away at Builds of the operating system leading up to the first Beta.
    Early Windows 8 Beta Builds Dogfooded, New Post-8102 Feature Confirmed - Softpedia

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    Sounds promising.
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    Forgive my stupidity - how does one read a CPU chart like this?

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    Colonel Travis, it's a "heat map." Supposedly much easier to follow than the old method of a bunch of tiny squiggly lines in each processor snip window.

    It will tell you which processors are being used the most, at a glance, and aid in any necessary troubleshooting you might have to perform.

    See, also:

    Using Task Manager with 64+ logical processors

    (one day, plus, prior to this thread)
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    Supposedly being the key word

    It's a great function. At least the overall usage is there. It'll take a bit of getting used to.
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    Awesome, thanks. Yeah, that's an improvement.
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    Anyone else notice that this thing has a terabyte of RAM? 0_o
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    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    Anyone else notice that this thing has a terabyte of RAM? 0_o
    Its probably an error and the PC has 1GB of ram, not 1TB xD It is unreleased experimental stuff we're talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compaker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    Anyone else notice that this thing has a terabyte of RAM? 0_o
    Its probably an error and the PC has 1GB of ram, not 1TB xD It is unreleased experimental stuff we're talking about.
    I don't think it is an error since it is using a very small amount of the installed RAM and also because these days the only devices with 1GB of RAM are tablets and smartphones...
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    Even high end servers don't need 1tb of ram, and it could be a netbook.
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