The paper trail originates with an Italian Windows enthusiast site called "Windowsette," which purportedly obtained clandestine Microsoft presentations that outline Windows 8's direction. The top-secret data made its way to English-language sites including Microsoft Kitchen and Microsoft Journal, which sliced and diced the PowerPoint slides for public consumption.
The alleged internal documents, which are either the real deal or an impressive forgery, provide a big-picture overview of Microsoft's Windows 8's blueprint. Faster startup times, support for burgeoning high-speed connectivity standards such as USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0, and the implementation of cutting-edge technologies like facial recognition appear to be high on Redmond's to-do list. In addition, Windows 8 will likely support new types of displays, including wireless 3D and HDTV devices, and make it easier for users to self-diagnose and repair OS glitches.
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Full breakdown at Microsoft Kitchen