there is no question that the tech has been around for awhile, and of course used exclusively in Macs for a long time. I was just trying to draw the distinction between what is out there, and what is coming to windows PCs in the future, this includes the new GUI aspects, as well as a slew of other new features, like even quicker booting, etc.
I was wrong in implying that it didn't exist before. What I was trying to emphasize is that something new is coming that is doing away with the old pre-OS experience, and it's going to be something that is showcased, where it wasn't showcased much before. Much like USB 3.0 devices, even once the first devices started to trickle out, it's still barely being publicized, and ironically enough, even though it CERTAINLY has been mainstream for awhile, the Win8 blog is touting improved USB 3.0 handling like it's some brand new thing.
but yes, I know when I've miss misstepped, good points Deathlike2.