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Windows 8 Beta or Consumer Preview as Microsoft calls it was just released (a week ago actually). Some people like it, others don't. What is your thought?
This new Windows brings a whole new idea of using the computer. It was optimized for tablets and touch, but even with a mouse is really not bad. I admit I hated the whole Metro UI concept the very first couple of hours, but right now I find Windows 7 to be … well, bulky and inefficient.
So what is really new in Windows 8?
Metro UI: This is the very first difference you will notice when you boot the OS up. It's mostly designed for touch devices, but normal PC users could find it rather handy as well;
Internet Explorer 10: Most of you don't really use it, but those who do will probably enjoy the new spell checker (yes, I know, Firefox and Chrome had that ages ago >_>;; ), better HTML5 and CSS3 support, speed improvements and other features the IE team is making for us;
Live services integration: This feature allows you to sync settings, browser bookmarks/favorities and other configurations with other PCs using Windows 8, so you don't have to manually adapt all your PCs to work the same way;
Native ISO mounter: This allows you to mount ISO files directly into Windows Explorer without the need to use any 3rd party tools;
Windows Explorer and Task Manager re-design: Windows Explorer comes with a ribbon like in Microsoft Office 2010, it changes a bit the way you are used to move files around the hard drive (you can read more here), while the task manager brings a more complete and easy to read interface (it looks rather cartoonish too if you ask me);
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The above is just a small list of new/redesigned features Windows 8 brings, but there are a lot more changes not only for casual users, but also for gamers like integration with the XBOX network or, for more tech people, the ability to create virtual machines with Hyper-V.
Those of you who are curious to check it out you can get the ISO files here.