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Leaked Video Shows Windows 8 Metro UI Login

Earlier this week we heard about a leaked version of Windows 8. Now we have another peek at a newer version.

The leak is 7850, and now a video of 7955 has hit the internet. There aren't any big drastic changes to be seen yet, but it does offer another look at the new login screen (which was not an April Fool's Day joke) as well as animated profile pictures.

  • joytech22
    It looks EXACTLY like Windows 7, so they're going to give it a facelift and call it Windows 8?

    That's like putting a different blanket over a bed and saying you have a new bed!

    I sure do hope they add some fantastic features to it, no matter what I'll always be curious about any kind of new OS or hardware hitting the market.
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  • proxy711
    I think MS is taking a page out of apples hand book with future OS "upgrades/updates".

    So really Win8 is really more like a win7.1 update like mac OSX.
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  • Darkerson
    Of course it looks like 7. They are still in the early stages of beta. It probably wont start looking significantly different until they are further along with development. Same thing happened with 7. It looked like Vista's twin for the longest time, until they go further along.
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  • chickenhoagie
    joytech22It looks EXACTLY like Windows 7, so they're going to give it a facelift and call it Windows 8?That's like putting a different blanket over a bed and saying you have a new bed!I sure do hope they add some fantastic features to it, no matter what I'll always be curious about any kind of new OS or hardware hitting the market.to say they're throwing a new blanket on the bed and calling it a new bed would be like saying they gave windows 98 a windows 7 theme, but has all the capabilities of 98 still. In this case, its like putting the same sheets from the old bed onto a brand new, improved bed - thus the OS is entirely different in the background, but the GUI remains the same. In conclusion, there will be big differences in the OS's i believe..One being for individual, offline based client use, the other requiring all the cloud nonsense and constant online activity. Either way, I don't like the idea of the cloud and staying connected..so I will always prefer windows 7 over this concept.
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  • SpadeM
    joytech22It looks EXACTLY like Windows 7, so they're going to give it a facelift and call it Windows 8?That's like putting a different blanket over a bed and saying you have a new bed!I sure do hope they add some fantastic features to it, no matter what I'll always be curious about any kind of new OS or hardware hitting the market.
    They're basically adding ARM support and that's pretty much it. Not that ARM isn't a big deal, but for the average joe it's not something that will be a game changer. Still no winfs or any other long lost and promised feature.
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  • JOSHSKORN
    I'm so happy they finally added a description to "Shut Down". I've always had trouble understanding what that meant.

    /sarcasm
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  • iam2thecrowe
    cloud computing is like handing someone complete control of your computer and data. There is no security in this. May as well give someone you dont even know your house and car keys and trust that they will look after it.....
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  • alidan
    SpadeMThey're basically adding ARM support and that's pretty much it. Not that ARM isn't a big deal, but for the average joe it's not something that will be a game changer. Still no winfs or any other long lost and promised feature.
    how cheap is an arm processor?
    many people only use the pc to look at email, video and web. a dual core arm can handle hd video right? hell arms are up to quad cores now ant at 2.5ghz, id love to see, clock for clock, how these compare to intel and amd, as these could bring a new era of computers, and possibly drive down netbook and net top costs EVEN MORE.
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  • belardo
    CTRL ALT DEL - something a person with one arm loves to do every time they turn on their computer.

    Needs work... its really ONLY useful as a screen saver > to relog-in. Otherwise, not needed when you turn on the damn computer.
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  • malphas
    After XP people have gotten to expect each new Windows iteration to represent some massive overhaul each time, despite the fact that's not how the rest of the software ecosystem works, or Microsoft did updates prior to XP; e.g. going from Windows 95 to Windows 98. Windows 7 was not a major update from Windows Vista either - although the changes they did make made a major different to overall user experience, they were still just minor UI tweaks and general performance/stability cleanup.

    The fact all the leaks look the same as Windows 7 doesn't necessarily mean anything since the UI is the last thing to change during development, Windows 7 leaks were identical to Vista for years. That said, I don't really see why they would make dramatic changes to the UI after only recently switching to the Windows 7 way of doing things, I mean the previous UI behavior essentially remained unchanged from Windows 95 through to Windows Vista.
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