A newly leaked video demonstrates Windows 8′s pattern based logon system.
The video shows a Metro UI style Windows 8 logon prompt with a new pattern based password logon. The pattern system is similar to Google’s Android pattern passcode. Microsoft appears to be working on a pattern based system for devices with a touch screen. Elements of the Windows 8 login process have previously leaked, including a video which demonstrates the tiled interface and larger easier to touch menu systems. The latest video was posted at MyDigitalLife on Friday.
Leaked screenshots, posted in March, also show a flattened Metro UI interface codenamed “Aero Lite”. The screenshots show a flattened interface consistent with Microsoft’s Metro UI. Windows 8 is also rumored to include a new fast hibernation system. The system will hibernate in around three to six seconds and save all open documents and running tasks. Rumors suggest that Microsoft will create a dual-UI for Windows 8. A tile-based user interface codenamed “Mosh” will reportedly be included. The “Immersive” Tablet UI will be driven by Microsoft’s Metro based design language. Microsoft will include a new application model codenamed “Jupiter” that will allow developers to create Silverlight based applications, deployed as AppX packages (.appx). The packages will be part of a new Windows application store, pre-installed with Windows 8.
Here’s a recap of the latest Windows 8 news:
- Windows 8: Automatic Aero colorization based on wallpapers
- Windows 8: Immersive Tablet tile UI and PDF reader revealed
- Windows 8 Metro UI welcome screen and Ribbon screenshots leak
- New Windows 8 screenshots leak, including updated wallpaper
- Windows 8 to include its own Time Machine rival, History Vault
- Windows 8 to feature SmartScreen file checking security
- Portable Workspace allows you to run Windows from a USB device
- More Windows 8 Metro UI logon action
WARNING: Video is a little NSFW mid-way through
Thanks to @compixels for the news tip