What Are the New Key Features in Windows 8?

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Windows 8 is now available, in a developer preview mode at least, and the operating system contains over 300 new features, many of which are catered to the touch controls of tablets.

The operating system will support both x86 PCs and ARM tablets, making for nearly seamless transitions across devices. Running the live tile-based Metro user interface, Windows 8 will look somewhat familiar to those that have used other Metro devices like the Zune or Windows 7 Phones.

It will also have improved virtual keyboards, native USB 3.0 support, and new features like charms and snap multitasking. Don’t understand some of the new jargon? Neither did we, until our very own Jacqueline Emigh got to see the new operating system in action. To find out what some of these new features are all about and for the full scoop on this build of Windows 8, check out the full Windows 8 preview on NotebookReview.

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