Sources: T-Break, Microsoft
quote: Metro/whatever needs some work, but it boots SO much faster than windows 7
quote: 2. Visual Studio 2012 Express (free edition) is restricted to Metro only apps. They want developers building Metro apps to boost their metro app catalog. Understandable. I think eventually they'll unlock this with VS12 SP1 but at launch developers will be stuck with VS10 (not bad but loses the newest compiler) or a paid version of VS12.