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Sweet: Windows 8: File Transfer
FINALLY! Microsoft finally coded the ability to pause file transfers in Windows 8. Not only that, but they also included a real-time data transfer rate that shows how fast your files are transferring. Right now, this is one of my absolute favorite features of Windows 8!
Scary: Windows 8: Vendor App Woes
Many early adopters of Windows 8 are going to be sure to notice one thing for a while: vendors are going to need to either redesign their apps to function properly within the Windows 8 desktop environment, or they're going to need to re-code the app from scratch to work within the Modern UI. At the moment, there are quite a few apps that just aren't working properly on Windows 8. If you find that you're the victim of this, try running your app in compatability mode. That worked for me in one particular application, but I found that it still wasn't functioning quite right. Hopefully, vendor app woes will be worked out sooner rather than later.
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Sweet: Windows 8: Task Manager is Amazing
For you power users out there, how many times have you wished you could see the specific processes that fell under every instance of SVCHost? Well, now you can! The new Task Manager in Windows 8 is nothing short of awesome. Another one of my favorite features is the "App History" tab, which allows you to see a snapshot of apps you've previously used, as well as other metrics about them, such as how much bandwidth they've taken up (finally, you can see how much data you've sapped from torrent downloading)! A very handy tool in Windows 8.
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