We’ve been covering the upcoming version of Windows, Windows 8 extensively. While an early beta of Windows 8 is now available for OEMs through Microsoft Connect, we’ve yet to see a beta Windows 8 release for public. Nevertheless, previous leaks have hinted at a Metro UI for Windows 8 and a new feature called History Vault. Today, in the latest round of Windows 8 leaks we find out that Windows 8 has a new kind of UI called Immersive, which is geared towards small touch-based devices like tablets and phones. Also, Windows 8 is going to have an application called Modern Reader, which includes its own PDF reader.
First up, the Immersive UI.
The screenshots that were posted earlier clearly hint at Microsoft’s “Immersive” browser in Windows 8. It looks like this application is designed to run only in full screen and Rafael Rivera, the person who posted these screenshots, says that he is encountering limitations trying to enable it on a pre-beta version of Windows 8.
One clue to the Immersive UI, however, exists in a new Immersive version of Internet Explorer, which looks and works much like Windows Phone’s IE Mobile, but uses the desktop IE 9 renderer
Then, there’s the Modern Reader application.
Modern Reader for Microsoft Windows 8 features its own PDF reader. Modern Reader happens to be a very simple application itself and it PDFs in full fidelity. It gives you the ability to zoom in and zoom out, and for document navigation, a page scrubber is also present.
From the looks of it, Microsoft Windows 8 is definitely going to be something not to miss. However, let us see when the first public beta is live for all of us to try. Until then, why don’t you download leaked original Windows 8 wallpaper?