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The split keyboard is ideal for using your thumbs to type when you're holding a slate device in landscape mode. The number pad in the center is a new addition in the Consumer Preview.
You can tweak a surprising number of settings for the onscreen keyboard.
Windows 8 ships with a limited selection of photos you can use as your lock screen background. Through the magic of app sharing, you can also choose photos from online albums on Facebook, Flickr, and SkyDrive.