Take a closer look at Microsoft's radically revamped Windows 8 OS, out now in a consumer preview version. Here's the lowdown on features, apps, hardware, and more.
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Leblond said that Windows 8 is a better Windows than Windows 7, and that most functions within the operating system are easier to perform. In one demonstration, he did a simple file copy to a USB drive--the graphical information displayed here shows completion percentage and time remaining, among other details. The file copy function can also recover better from interruptions, like shutting your laptop; it will resume the file copy where it left off.