Windows 8 has a high-end PC user interface called Wind

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Old 15-Jan-2011
Windows 8 has a high-end PC user interface called Wind

Before the dust has even settled on Windows 7, Winrumours, via the Italian Windows8italia site, has discovered that Microsoft’s next-gen OS will be 32-bit and 64-bit with two separate interfaces. The main interface will be codenamed “Wind” and will initially only support high-end notebooks and desktop PCs with dedicated video cards with at least 170MB of video memory. Wind’s interface will only activate on 64-bit copies of Windows 8 and will be fully 3D compatible.
The report also revealed that the OS will be dynamic meaning that it can adapt to user’s habits, so icons and shortcuts will adapt to what you are doing and help speed up operation of daily tasks. Additionally Window 8 will feature deep cloud integration and deploy a fast hibernation system which takes around three to six seconds to save all open documents and running tasks.
Of course these are all rumors at the moment, but the speculation followed due to a recent release of one of NVIDIA’s Quadro 265 drivers which referenced a new kernel that mentions Windows 8:
NVIDIA Windows Vista / 7 / 8 (64 bit) Display INF file
DiskID1 = NVIDIA Windows Vista / 7 / 8 (64 bit) Driver Library Installation Disk 1 NVIDIA_WIN8 = NVIDIA

Next year should reveal more news on when the beta version of the operating system will appear, with our initial predictions of a 2012 release date for the finished product.

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