Windows 8 to Leverage USB 3.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Facial Login, 3D Display DirectX

Tagged: 3D Display DirectX, Bluetooth 3.0, Facial Login, USB 3.0, Windows 8, Software, Computer Hardware, Technology
Source: Daily Tech - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 13 weeks ago

OEMs given an an early update on Windows 7's successor

Not wanting to rest on the laurels of Windows 7, the best-selling operating system in its storied history, Microsoft is racing to develop its successor, code-named Windows 8. That upcoming product is rumored to be slotted for a late 2011 launch.

A Microsoft enthusiast blog called Microsoft Journal has posted some leaked pieces of information from a presentation Microsoft gave OEMs about the upcoming OS. The site, run by Francisco Martin, quotes Microsoft as writing, "Windows 8 PC's turn on fast, nearly instantly in some cases, and are ready to work without any long or unexpected delays. When customers want to check e-mail, sports scores, or play media they love to reach for their PCs because they can get to what they want quickly."

Along the lines of improving startup times, Microsoft wrote that it wants to work with OEMs to focus on improving POST performance, S3 resume performance, and general performance optimizations for each of the Off states. All of these improvements would ultimately yield a system that is ready for action faster.

The blog also cites Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 3.0 as critical tools in Windows 8's drive for fast computing.

The OS reportedly will also integrate hardware sensor-driven improvements found in smart phones into desktops and laptops. The leaked text states, "Windows 8 can adapt to changes in ambient light, so that the display is always easy to see."

It also talks about facial recognition-based login technology, stating, "Camera integration will likely be ubiquitous in 2010: Windows 8 could detect my presence and log me automatically."

The post also mentions potential 3D-TV/graphics improvements, including a 3D-display-ready version of DirectX. Hard drive encryption performance improvements also appear to be on the agenda.

 

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Tiv
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We just got 64 bit supported into the mainstream. Now 128-bit?

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Danny Lim wrote:

Windows 8 is going to be released at 2011? What the hell!?

i told you about the 128 bitt support read the comments:p

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Windows 8 is going to be released at 2011? What the hell!?

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I think it's to soon for Microsoft to come out with windows 8, they just barely fixed their biggest screw up "VISTA".  But Windows 8 does sounds very impressive. I think they should wait a while and focus on gaming with Windows 8, because I'm really enjoying Windows 7. 

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massau
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eum i might have an explanation for the year in 2011 2 new architectures of cpu's come out amd side is bulldozer and it will support 128 bitt on the other side intel: is sandy bridge and it will also support 128 bit , and there was a leak that windows 8 could be 128 bitt so this might be the explanation

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3D TV is a joke for the visual impairment... Sorry! :(

It'd be nice if the new Windows Media Center could communicate with MythTV backend that is in my Linux server.

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"...product is rumored to be slotted for a late 2011 launch."

Well, if they manage to not screw up and actually release it by this time before I graduate college, I might be able to grab it for free...I hope xD

Then again, that's just the inner child talking   -_-

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Anonymous

i welcome win8 of course but take it slow.
for now, i rather microsoft concentrate on pc gaming.

Anonymous

If I get a free copy of Windows 8 (got Windows 7 free from the launch party), then I'll gladly take it.

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This is retarded.  Win7 just came out!  i think win8 should be like 2015 at least

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Wow...really Microsoft?

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It's going to be a while before I upgrade my OS again. Windows 7 suits me well enough for now.

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Lol already? Windows 7 is only like 10 months old and they are already planing to release windows 8 at late 2011

Seems wierd to me xD

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Lol, is this a joke?... Unless if this is a service pack for windows 7 (which is exactly what it is) and is a free update then it's quite simply laughable..