Some of the fantastic elements out of the Win 8 Keynote for me:
- Win8 is capable of cold boots in <10 seconds.
- Has Virus, Malware and Rootkit Boot level protection.
- Built in FULL expanded Windows Defender with Antivirus, Anti-malware etc
- Low memory footprint - less than Win7 on old hardware, scales to ARM, old Netbooks etc better than Win7!
- Cool new Picture login - allowing combo's of swipes, touches etc on any picture.
- New super low-power semi stand-by mode.
- Re-improved Task Manager
- Windows Assessment Console - Manage ALL your performance, benchmarks and PC maintenance.
- Re-invention of Restore - Refresh and Reset (clean up but keep what you need - or return to out-of-box).
- App Store - including old 32bit Apps (traditional).
- SYNC Settings across multiple devices via the cloud (Windows Live).
- Metro styling and evolution of UI into a re-imagined Desktop experience.
- Touch elegance.
- 1024 x 768 min resolution for METRO styling.
- App Developer tools (new VS) allowing your code of choice for App creation, XAML, Silverlight, C#, CS, HTML etc...the choice is yours!
- Develop for WP7 - Your skills are now 100% tranferrable - You ARE a Win8 Developer!
- Windows 8 Developer Preview Builds available later today (2pm Aus) for D/L
Here is my ca$h --- Let me buy it now!!!
Press Release from MS and Pictures at the link above!