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Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Images of New ‘Bing Homepage, Transparent Charm Bar, Taskbar’ Leaks

Bing launched a new bing homepage specially created for Windows 8 Consumer Preview! slated for launch later this mont. First spotted on MyDigitalLife, the homepage now confirms the rumors that the Windows 8 beta will in-fact be called the “Consumer Preview.”

The new homepage features a HTML video of a betta fish swimming across the screen, can be accessed here.

Bing Homepage for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

There are 4 hotspots on the video on the special homepage, sadly most of the links in the hotspots don’t yet work. The hotspots are:

At the bottom of the page are follwing three sections:

You can check out the betta fish animation below:

Also, a couple of new images of Windows 8 has leaked onto the web revealing some already talked about features such as the taskbar “dock” and removal of the start orb.

The informaton passed along with the images talks about: “a new start orb, Winver.exe has been cleaned up, and looks very tidy. Many new icons are also present in this build, but none are updates for the desktop, just more Metro. The build also comes with lots of new start screen backgrounds. The touch keyboard has been updated with improved features for split mode. The Ribbon UI comes with better organization, and the build seems very stable,” according to the source.

The screenshot also shows the transparent Charm Bar, which will only appear when you place your cursor in either right hand corner of your screen. Finally, the last screenshot to be revealed goes into more detail about the taskbar, which no longer includes a start button.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: No start buttonWindows 8 Consumer Preview Taskbar

Windows 8 Consumer Preview: transparent Charm Bar

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