- Fast launching of apps from a tile-based Start screen, which replaces the Windows Start menu with a customizable, scalable full-screen view of apps.
- Live tiles with notifications, showing always up-to-date information from your apps.
- Fluid, natural switching between running apps.
- Convenient ability to snap and resize an app to the side of the screen, so you can really multitask using the capabilities of Windows.
- Fully touch-optimized browsing, with all the power of hardware-accelerated Internet Explorer 10.
Moreover in an interview with AllThingsD Microsoft revealed, “Internet Explorer 10, which is part of Windows 8, has already been configured to run in this mode, as have several widget-like apps for checking stock prices and weather.” Again AllThingsD says that the next generation of Windows will support ARM- based chips from NvIndia, Texas Instruments and Qualcomm, in addition to the traditional Windows processors from Intel and AMD. Rest of the questions Microsoft declined to answer to AllThingsD but Microsoft has lot more reveal about the Windows 8 at a developer conference this September in Anaheim, Calif.
See the Windows 8 [preview] video below.