Charms, apps, corners. Oh, Microsoft.
There’s a lot of interesting stuff in Windows 8. There’s a lot to like. But devoting 35 seconds of an eight minute demo video to the task manager is curious. Is Microsoft focusing on resource optimization and power consumption at all? Those 35 seconds suggest that it will be left up to the user to make sure apps don’t eat up their tablet’s resources. Battery life is paramount. I hope I’m wrong and Microsoft really is paying attention. We’ll find out soon enough.