New screenshots leaked onto the web have revealed that Microsoft has updated the main user interface on the desktop, as well as removing certain desktop apps and programs from Windows 8 “Core” and had them remain only in Windows 8 “Pro”.
The Windows 8 desktop was shown today with a major desktop overhaul. The explorer buttons are flatter, the aero back and forward buttons are no more. Replaced with buttons that look like the ones in Internet Explorer 9 and 10, but without the large back button. It was pretty much evident they would use those buttons, as I had made that assumption almost a year ago when Windows Internet Explorer came out in 2011. The refresh button in Windows Explorer was also updated with the one in Internet Explorer.
Those using Windows 8 Core will no longer be able to join a domain, which means you can’t join a certain network of computers. Another feature removed was Remote Desktop. Those with Home-based computers will now be unable to connect to work computers. This is a big change for Microsoft, but it helps create a fine line between two available retail versions (Core and Pro) instead of 5.
Windows 8 “Pro”
Windows 8 “Core”
It is unknown what features Enterprise has, but it is expected it will be identical to Windows 8 Pro. The latest build is passed 8370 as it was released to Microsoft Connect on May 3rd.
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