Early Windows 8 image leaks

Another hour, another Windows 8 leak, this time though it is an early build of Windows 8. This image was posted up to help show the difference between the early Windows 8 builds and the current leaks.

This image comes courtesy of Winreview.ru who also posted up these images of a more recent build of Windows 8. The images show a subtle difference including new min, max and close buttons, a flatter styling (to better align with Metro) and a few other nuances. This image does not reveal anything new, but are only to show the progress between builds of Windows 8.

It is believed that the 'Aero Lite' theme will be for lower end hardware as it is expected that there will also be a dynamic theme as well. For those with older hardware, this should come as a good sign that you will be getting a new theme too.

Windows 8 is expected to RTM in 2012 with the latest rumor suggesting an early January 2013 retail availability. 

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srprimeaux said,
Every time I see a title on Windows 8 leaks, I'm anticipating something new and exciting. Why do this to me?!

Exactly Why?

Xerino said,
this is why I do no bother with image leaks till just befoer RC time, just the same ol story until then

Indeed. Leaks like this damage the reputation of the developers and Microsoft as as whole IMO. We're looking at pre-alpha "looks-like-ass" work that probably isn't even half completed yet, but because it's out in the open as a "leak", people are going to judge low-res screenshots and create malformed opinions of how crap Win8 is going to be.

IMHO I don't think the superbar will look much different, I think they've nailed the design of it, all I think they'll do is add more functionality and customisable options to it, like Apple improves the dock, but essentially keeps it looking the same.

win95 looked like win98
win 2k looked like winMe (LOL)
winxp didn't look like anything (lol?)
Vista looked like win7
Perhaps windows 8 will look like winxp xD

The first leaked pictures of Windows 7 looked exactly like Vista. The build numbers and the core OS was Windows 7 but the interface was still a copy of Vista's. I remember people was complaining about the Vista looks back then.

Same today. This is an early Windows 8 build. Is work in progress based and continued from where they left it in Windows 7.

With confirmation that Metro UI mobile elements will move to desktop Windows 8, (Apple did the same with the latest Mac Lion and iOS) and Steve Ballmer already said that Windows 8 will be the most risky move/product from Microsoft the upcoming years, I personally doubt it it will look the same like what we are used to.

Remember "big change" is not always necessary to make a product different. Additions and improvements can made the difference as well.

Start by looking on the the new and upcoming Microsoft Touch Mouse (btw I can'w wait to get my hands on it) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVsFcKd6NjU
Jump to 1:37 mins to see the new MultiTask UI coming along with it.

I personally expect to see a lot of such changes in the UI of the new Windows 8.

pff those leaks ...
of course the user interface will change completely (that's wat we've been hearing so far)

These screenshots are nice and all, but they sure do bring out the kiddies. I swear everyone who complains about the GUI looking just like Windows 7 has clearly not been alive for ANY previous Windows development cycle, or they'd know that major GUI changes don't shape up during pre-beta. Hur dur.

Joshie said,
These screenshots are nice and all, but they sure do bring out the kiddies. I swear everyone who complains about the GUI looking just like Windows 7 has clearly not been alive for ANY previous Windows development cycle, or they'd know that major GUI changes don't shape up during pre-beta. Hur dur.

People are idiots, they are idiot coated idiots, with an idiot filling, get any job where you have to deal with the public and you'll see this within the first day.

Benjy91 said,

People are idiots, they are idiot coated idiots, with an idiot filling, get any job where you have to deal with the public and you'll see this within the first day.


+1

Benjy91 said,

People are idiots, they are idiot coated idiots, with an idiot filling, get any job where you have to deal with the public and you'll see this within the first day.

I have had those jobs. More than enough of them. All I've gained is the belief that everyone should be required to work one single customer service job for one peak season just once in their life, and the global sense of entitlement would take a huge hit to the crotch.

/the customer is almost never right

Benjy91 said,

People are idiots, they are idiot coated idiots, with an idiot filling, get any job where you have to deal with the public and you'll see this within the first day.

+1

Benjy91 said,

People are idiots, they are idiot coated idiots, with an idiot filling, get any job where you have to deal with the public and you'll see this within the first day.

+1

I hope we get a lot of improvements with using Windows in Windows 8, IMO they need to be improving how I manage my open programs and access them as well as folder navigation.

from what ive read, M$, promised a completely new GUI, but if they will just revamp Win7, this would be pretty lame, but i dont really emphasize on GUI, even if it uses Classic i dont care and no other choice, as long as its amazing regarding performance and features, but the Live Account feature is interesting

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