Windows 8 reportedly sent to PC Makers; More Screenshots leaked

According to WinRumors, Microsoft has started seeding selected manufacturers with early builds of Windows 8, currently the Operating system is expected to release in 2012. according to report Microsoft is seeding a “milestone 3” build to to Hewlett-Packard and other vendors.

Company is still having its Windows 7 success in the Market and the company a few months ago claimed that more than 300 million copies of the OS were sold.

Meanwhile some of New Screenshots of Windows 8 has been leaked, Windows 8 is rumored to get two different interface overlays – a flexible 3D one for the desktop, and one codenamed “Mosh”, with WP7’s Live Tiles, which will be plastered on devices with touchscreens, running Windows 8, such as tablets. Other goodies include seconds for the system to go into full hibernation, as well as less than 10 minutes installation time. Rumors suggest that Microsoft and OEM manufacturers are working on Windows 8 tablets, possibly for a 2012 release.

The only real information about Windows 8 is that Microsoft is planning to support ARM CPUs in addition to Intel-based processors, a move that bolsters the notion that Microsoft is targeting portable devices like tablets and “slates” as well as traditional desktop and notebook computers.