so it's essentially the charms bar with less options, from the bottom. i hope win8 gets the charms bar not removed, but the same options (always visible, swipe to show..)
connected standby is not about going to sleep for insta-wakeup, and later going to Hibernation.
it's about being able to receive push notifications WHILE being asleep. so imagine being in a...
Maybe removing the big blue ad in the middle would, uhm, save some space?
Personally, I still wait to disable the startup sound..
But at least it works. Took long enough.
i really hope they start updating iconography and design of win32 apps to fit into the modern world. that startmenu right now looks chaotic that way. icon update on the deskop is overdue.
Sadly, it crashes on all my users and systems within 2 seconds of starting it.
I still recomend it for everyone to try, of course. Can't wait for an update to make it usable for me, too.