Reduced boot time
Meh (6 - 10 seconds on my PC). Significantly lower memory footprint
Good (uses 1/3 less RAM on my PC). New files system (ReFS)
I read somewhere (ZDNet?) that is only going to be on the W8 Server. Built-in VHD mounting
Doesn't Windows 7 already have that?
That's how I'm running Windows 8 DP. Drastically improved task manager
What's better about it (apart from the Network stats)?
It still doesn't seem to do half the things that Process Explorer does. Windows 8 has basically become rootkit proof when combined with UEFI
I read somewhere (ZDNet?) that someone has already figured out how to bypass that protection.
Various reviews of the beta candidate builds confirm noticeably improved performance over Windows 7 SP1.
It doesn't seem to be slower than Windows 7 on my PC.