With options for using the operating system in two views--the PC-friendly classic "Desktop View" and the tablet and touchscreen-friendly "Metro View"--Windows 8 certainly offers an exciting new look.
While Microsoft's OS is not yet ready for release, speculation points to some time in early 2012.
According to Windows and Windows Live President Steve Sinofsky, Windows 8 offers "hundreds" of new features. We've picked the eight that made us sit up in our seats when they were unveiled. Take a look through the slideshow (below) and tell us which you're most excited for. Do you think Microsoft left out any features? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Read on to see what else is new with the redesigned Windows OS.