Even though nothing is official yet, and there are thousands of rumors about how Windows 8 will be, I decided to roundup any rumor and pack them in a nice and tidy post.
First rumor that everybody is “huffing” and “puffing” is the Windows 8 built-in market place.
The screenshot does remind me of something, but I can’t put my finger on what exactly. The principle is quite easy and most of us are used with it from Apple. Lots of apps, one place, secure download, easy install etc..
Windows 8 Smartscreen – this is a security feature that checks any files you open. I know what you would say, your antivirus does that, Microsoft Essentials does that, but this one is built-in. This feature is currently used by Internet Explorer and MSN
Windows UI Auto Color – basically the Aero will determine your wallpaper dominant color and change automatically its interface.
You will also be able to customize the interface elements individually, like taskbar, start menu and so on.
There is also a rumor that now you will be able to open your ISO files and mount them directly from the operating system.
This feature is long-time desired for many windows users all around the world. I don’t want to be a critical, but I really wonder where they got this idea from.
(Mac OS X .dmg)
You will also find a built-in PDF reader app currently named Windows 8 AppX PDF Reader.
I am sure many windows users sooner or later had to reinstall the operating system due to different errors or problems. Windows 8 might come with a “reset” button; not a hardware but a software one. This feature should reset the OS and restore it to its factory settings. There is quite a buzz about this feature, according to the rumors it will take only minutes, but nobody knows how exactly and what will happen to your installed applications.
If this feature will keep your current apps installed, your files or will erase everything and leave you with a fresh start, we don’t know yet, but surely looks like Microsoft got some hints from Appstore why wouldn’t they create also something like Time Machine.
There are also rumors like Log-in using facial recognition and the PC camera, Faster Start-up, Better and more useful Help and Ribbon based Windows Explorer.
Want to see how it looks like ?