Windows 8 is coming in 2012; here's an early look at some major new features and areas of improvement
Windows Explorer is the next tool that received (quite) a UI overhaul and is a perfect example of where Microsoft reduces the steps necessary to perform tasks: Like it or not, Windows 8 is likely to come with a ribbonized version of Windows Explorer, as first revealed by Windows experts Paul Thurott and Rafael Rivera. While actually working with this Explorer for a couple of weeks we have to admit that, despite its hideous look, it's absolutely wonderful to work with. Day-to-day file tasks are simpler, and the ribbon adapts to the file contents.
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