The central feature previewed is the new “start” screen (shown in the video below), which is displayed when a user logs into Windows that allows the user to run applications specifically designed for Windows 8. This interface is very much designed with touch screens in mind and at least vaguely resembles Windows Media Center.
Don’t be afraid that your pre-Windows 8 applications are going to stop working – the demo does show other applications (notably Excel) running in a separate interface that looks very similar to the existing Windows shell. Other leaked screenshots seem to suggest that the regular Windows 7 interface – desktop and all – is still available.
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