Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Latest Windows 8 leaks reveal cloud-based settings, more app store evidence


We're sure Microsoft is going to announce some more official details about Windows 8 one of these days, but until then we'll just have to make do with the seemingly unending stream of tidbits being unearthed from the leaked version of the OS. Most notably, this latest batch includes the most conclusive evidence yet of a Windows 8 app store, including the logo pictured above, and a slew of other references at the code level -- things like the ability to download a trial app and then unlock the full version (rather than re-download it), for instance, and the existence of things like screenshots and system requirements in the app store listings. Another recent leak has also revealed some new cloud-based settings options that could let you take your desktop profile and other personalizations from one computer to another, and even give you the ability to sync apps from that aforementioned Windows Store between PCs. All that, plus support for 3D displays and WiFi Direct. Hit up the links below for some additional details.

38 comments:

  1. can't wait for win8! win7 is getting old

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  2. Looks interesting. I wish everyone would stop calling it the cloud and just say the internet.

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  3. Apps are taking over the world.

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  4. Everything is releasing so soon... I'm gonna be even more broke. ><

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  5. A Windows 8 App store? Oh joy. I don't get this current fascination with cloud services either.
    Good post, hadn't heard any of this yet.
    +following

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  6. More apps, jsut what i dotn wantin a OS, lightweight, streamlined and effective please!

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  7. im happy with windows 7, and cloud is a wasit just another way they can see all your info

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  8. I'm Apple add, but I wanna test win8!

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  9. sweet stuff man. I've always been an apple guy.

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  10. Dude, if this is legit, I can not wait!

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  11. Hmm if i wanted apps i would buy a mac though..?

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  12. A new windows hast to come quickly. The market is overwhelmed with mac ... Anyway linux is the best!

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  13. is that the new windows logo? it's pretty ugly

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  14. Wow I already feel like I'm getting behind everyone, I still am struggling to fully upgrade to Windows 7..

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  15. Damn app stores - no nore fishing for my money AFTER I've purchased the original product. >.>

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  16. After their desaster with Vista that was pushed out too early after a long break, they now seem to care for more quality. Would be great!

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  17. Good find, hard to find good apps nowdays with all the random ones :)

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  18. I don't really like that whole Cloud stuff, doesn't feel safe. Nontheless looking forward to Win8

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  19. Well we know that it can't possibly be as bad as vista haha

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  20. Interesting, great info. Thanks for the share!

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  21. i hope it wont suck like vista

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  22. i wished they'd try something new instead of just copying apple

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  23. I'm really excited...waiting for the 8

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  24. i love that they have just released sp1 and are all ready working on a whole new os!

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  25. I don't even own Windows 7 D:
    no money to buy it hahah

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  26. It feels like they're copying Apple, but it seems everything is gravitating towards this kind of style as of late.

    Oh well...always looking forward to the next OS :P

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  27. Can't wait for it, I always love exploring my way around a new OS.

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  28. I hope that they aren't just rushing Win8 out, Win7 is a great platform as it is

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  29. I haven't tried 7 yet and they're already releasing another one? damn

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  30. Great find! Where'd you learn this?

    +1, follow me at awesomeexposed.blogspot.com

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  31. I keep hearing the term "cloud computing" all the time. Does that mean Microsoft is going to store their servers up on the clouds now?

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