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After various rumours and leaks regarding Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Blue operating system emerged, the first copy of the OS has transpired on the Internet. As it appears, the Windows Blue is real and it has a number of new user interface-related features and capabilities in addition to improvements on the deeper level of the OS.

Microsoft Windows build 9364 is the first operating system that leaked after Windows 8 was released, reports web-site. The OS is actually called Windows 8 Pro, which confirms the early rumours that Windows Blue is actually a major update to Windows 8, not a brand-new operating system developed from scratch.

While Microsoft Windows Blue is expected to have a number of improvements that is related to performance and battery life of mobile devices, the main features that are evident today are related to user interface.

Here are the highlights of the Windows Blue improvements, as noticed by PCWorld and PCPerspective web-sites:

  • New split-screen App options.
  • Improved modern UI PC settings.
  • New tile sizes.
  • Enhanced SkyDrive.
  • Internet Explorer 11.
  • Swipe up from Start Screen to access list of apps.
  • More personalization options.
  • Picture frame mode.
  • New gestures.
  • New App: Calculator.
  • New App: Alarm.
  • New App: Sound Recorder.
  • New App: Movie Moments(video editing application).

Microsoft did not comment on the news-story.

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Windows Blue, Windows 8, Windows RT


Comments currently: 9
Discussion started: 03/26/13 12:50:17 AM
Latest comment: 03/26/13 04:28:34 PM
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Calculator and Sound Recorder is on the default Windows 8.
2 0 [Posted by: seronx  | Date: 03/26/13 12:50:17 AM]

I want my 'kin start menu !!!!

Back to Linux
4 0 [Posted by: alpha0ne  | Date: 03/26/13 01:20:37 AM]

Same shit as before.
Windows is dead
5 1 [Posted by: JanGozi  | Date: 03/26/13 02:05:24 AM]

Microsoft should replace failed Metro with the more intuative Microsoft Bob.
4 0 [Posted by: linuxlowdown  | Date: 03/26/13 02:31:41 AM]

At first i hated windows 8, but after using windows blue man oh man what a difference, its really easier and much much different, all users should try it its really worth it the upgrade this is not spam trust me ... all users should jump in

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2 2 [Posted by: medo  | Date: 03/26/13 02:55:03 AM]

In other words, it's an update that isn't even worthy of mentioning in a tech article. Instead of using that god forsaken UI, you can completely remove Metro and use Explorer from Windows 7 with the following:


Or you can be part of the intelligent users and just install Linux and get rid of that Microsoft partition of shame that infects everyone's partition tables.
3 1 [Posted by: mmstick  | Date: 03/26/13 03:09:08 AM]
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Why would you use the win7 explorer when win8 explorer is much more optimized? Just get a some start button freeware that boots you into the desktop app and then you don't have to worry about the metro ui as well. Not too tough to make win8 usable like win7 and it is a more efficient and well polished os in terms of performance and efficiency. But I guess it is hip to hate the mainstream so lets just be rebels and install Linux :| give me a break ...
0 2 [Posted by: veli05  | Date: 03/26/13 06:30:12 AM]
The problem is, we shouldn't have to. Windows 8 is a f'in mess. I have Windows 7 and I'll stick with it and my installations of Linux Mint and openSuse Linux. I hope Ballmer gets the boot. He's nothing short of Microsoft's version of John Sculley.
2 0 [Posted by: ruel24  | Date: 03/26/13 09:43:56 AM]
Seems you completely miss the entire point. The very definition of hip means to always get rid of the old for the latest. This has nothing to do with 'hating the mainstream.' It is advisable to quickly throw away such immature level of reasoning.

Why would you use Windows 8 explorer when it's completely failed and Windows 7 did it better? All everyone wants is to go back to the UI from Windows 7. That Start Button 'freeware' sucks, and so does the Metro UI. Metro UI brings absolutely nothing useful to the table. Microsoft could learn a thing or two from DE developers on Linux. Unity and KDE have far better design and usefulness.

Linux is a superior OS in every possible way. Even recently it was announced that Ubuntu Kylin is to become the official OS of China. The only thing Windows has going for it is that it is most familiar with commoners like yourself. Not a single person in my family uses Windows, nor do they want to go back to Windows. They are all happily enjoying Linux.

If you want to throw out slander, I can call you a hipster kiddie who thinks the latest version is always the greatest version, and thinks it is 'cool' to be part of the bandwagon supporting such ill decisions.
1 0 [Posted by: mmstick  | Date: 03/26/13 04:28:34 PM]


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