Windows 8 aims to answer some longtime Microsoft OS gripes, from slow startup times to mediocre mobile tools.
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Windows 7's file management skills aren't so hot, particularly when you're tackling a large copy job or dealing with files and folders with the same names. Windows 8 simplifies these tasks by adding a few UI improvements: It presents all pending copy jobs in a single dialog box; lets you pause, resume, and stop copy operations; and displays detailed, real-time views of copy jobs with status graphs. Another plus: When two files have the same name--what Microsoft calls a "file collision"--you'll see more information about each. Hover over a thumbnail image, for instance, and its file path will appear.
. We've got a management crisis right now, and we've also got an engagement crisis. Could the two be linked? Tune in for the next installment of IT Life Radio, Wednesday May 20th at 3PM ET to find out.