The guys who brought us the leaked slides of Windows 8 are at it again, with new information regarding the operating system and its graphic user interface features. According to windows8italia, Windows 8 will have two very different versions of the operating system for 32-bit and 64-bit. High-end notebook and desktop computers with dedicated video memory and discrete graphics cards will get the goods if they opt for the 64-bit version, in this case, goods means a fully-3D GUI called “Wind”.
[RELATED_ARTICLE]Requiring a minimum of 170MB video memory for itself, Windows 8's Wind interface will apparently be “fully dynamic”, adapting to user preferences and usage patterns on the fly. Apart from shortcuts and tiles, the interface will also offer super-fast hibernation times, saving a system state of all open documents, applications and tasks in 3-6 seconds.
Windows 8, due out only in 2012 according to industry speculation and previous rumours, will supposedly take a different approach to operating systems than what Microsoft currently offers, with more emphasis on cloud computing.