Windows 8 Consumer Preview: A visual tour for IT

Microsoft's latest OS offers two faces and a lot of feature and UI confusion
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview: A visual tour for IT

Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers an array of interesting nooks and crannies for IT. The new Metro UI sports clean lines, vibrant (if not garish) colors, and an all-over-the-place organization. The legacy Windows PC component looks much as you would expect, with a handful of strategic lapses -- or improvements, depending on your perspective.

All this could change by the time we see Windows 8 RTM. But what you see here is at least a first approximation of what we'll get when Windows 8 "for 32-bit and 64-bit" hits, likely this fall.

Here's an IT-based view of what's in store. For a deeper look, see my in-depth first look at Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

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