If you happened to miss the Mango (7.5) VIP event last week (shame on you), a number of requested features were shown off in the presentation. Not all 500, which were promised by Steve Ballmer, but some 50-odd (give or take a few). While the ones shown were enough to maintain the hype and excitement for Mango, which is expected to produce a more complete OS, we have just found out that the Japanese Microsoft site had posted some screen captures on their homepage of features that were absent from the VIP event.
We have a few that LiveSide managed to pick up and take a look at, skip on past the break to check them out and remember to click the images on the right for a larger view.
While the OS demoed at the VIP event, along with previous events and in videos around the web aren't by any means final, it's rather interesting to see if features have been introduced then withdrawn between presentations or potential candidates hidden for the 500 feature count. Since there are many features that haven't been demoed as-of-yet (over 400 of them), ones like the pinned tile example above would make sense to be included in the update.
What do you think of the screen captures above, and would you prefer the above over what's been demoed?
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.