Is Windows 7 better than Windows 8?
Despite the popularity of Windows 7, Leblond said that "Windows 8 first and foremost is a better OS than Windows 7." Microsoft improved how files are copied in its new OS, he argued, and worked to improve the battery lifetime, [ with a goal of getting the CPU use-state down to zero between the use of apps. Microsoft also enabled greater connectivity and the ability to take advantage of
cloud-based services in Windows 8, he argued.
Leblond also suggested that Windows 8 offers a certain degree of backward compatibility. He claimed that a logo-based PC capable of running Windows 7 will be capable of running Windows 8. Moreover, the applications that ran on Windows 7 will still work with the new OS, he claimed.
Linda Averett, director of program management for developer experience in Windows, showed Windows 8 in action during the keynote. She assured the TechEd audience that the old keyboard-plus-mouse controls would still work - even with touch-centric Metro applications. ]
There are no new answers.