I would really like to play with the new Microsoft Surface..
I wonder how a kolor pano will work on it.. very interesting.... http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-AU/
Microsoft gave (gift download for free ;-) ) me one week ago a Microsoft ebook about the new windows8:
IE10 will come in 2 seperate versions ;-) yes and so it will have 2 seperate sets of functionality.
one version sticks on the new "Tiled" Desktop with limited Flash capacity and other reduced functionality. This is to guarantee the smooth working and User experience on less harware equiped devices like touchscreen enabled but all other performance discarded tablets/surfaces or whichever manufacturer.
if you access a webpage with this IE10 that does not fullfilll these standards than the "tiled" desktop will close automatically and the "full version" IE10 on the "old Desptop" known since decades will open the page. on this version of IE10 their will be no Flash Plugin needed nore will be available ever because Microsoft and Adobe did cooperate and the source code of flash got directly integrated into the IE10 sourcecode. so in consequence maybe some performance gain but with sure less security because of far longer security patch delivery from Microsoft...
... it will be interesting to evaluate how gigapixels in flash and in html5 version will perform on the tile desktop and on classic desktop...
... how panotour can handle the switch from UI from touch screen to DEsktop version... etc.
PS: Microsoft 8 Pro Updates 2 weeks ago offered to me for 59,-â‚¬ and yesterday for 29,-â‚¬... (with the sword of Damocles in the back that with 1.1.2013 this will cost >180â‚¬). I think this tells a lot.
PPS: the free ebook download offer (German language) ends today 1.11.2012 - so whoever may be interested - lol - heres the link:http://windows8gratis.microsoft-press.de/
forgot to mention that the IE10 for Win7 will come with delay after the Win8 release and it will have (according to rumors) not the same sourcecode inside ;-)
each program you wanna install have to come in 2 versions, one for the tile and one for the classic desktop. So a normal pre win8 application cant be installed as "app" to be placed on the tile desktop