Quick look at the latest Windows 8 build numbers

Even with the May 31st launch of the Release Preview version of Windows 8, Microsoft continues to develop new builds of its next operating system as it moves towards the final Release to Manufactoring (RTM) build of Windows 8. This week, the reliable Windows 8 leak news site Winunleaked.info has updated its Windows 8 build version list (free registration required), and this time it has an all new addition.

The build list allegedly includes the latest version number for the x86 (Intel, AMD) version of Windows 8 which is called 8424.0.winmain.120529-1855. However, for the first time, the list also has a build number for the ARM-based version of Windows 8, officially called Windows RT by Microsoft. According to the list, the build number for Windows RT is close to the x86 version, 8424.0.fbl_woa_drop.120530-2000.

Microsoft has already said it plans to release both the x86 version of Windows 8, along with Windows RT, around the same time. However, there will likely be only a few Windows RT hardware products that will be available for launch this fall. One rumor claims there will be as few as five Windows RT-based products released this year, compared to far more for the x86 version of Windows 8.

Source: Winunleaked.info

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Chris123NT said,
How exactly is this news? It's just a build number. Not to mention this info has been posted on winunleaked for a while now.
like canouna always said "old news". LOL.

Microsoft has already said it plans to release both the x86 version of Windows 8, along with Windows RT, around the same time.

Wouldn't that mean Office 2013 would have to RTM the same time since it is built into Windows RT?

That will be a busy day on MSDN, Windows 8 RTM, Visual Studio 2012 RTM and Office 2013 :-O

rev23dev said,

Wouldn't that mean Office 2013 would have to RTM the same time since it is built into Windows RT?

That will be a busy day on MSDN, Windows 8 RTM, Visual Studio 2012 RTM and Office 2013 :-O

Not really. They can ship Windows RT with a Release Candidate and send an update as soon as Office 2013 RT RTMs. Tablets won't have to wait until general availability.

dagamer34 said,

Not really. They can ship Windows RT with a Release Candidate and send an update as soon as Office 2013 RT RTMs. Tablets won't have to wait until general availability.

That would be a poor practice by them. Releasing a product with a main selling point as a RC is not a really good idea. Specially if you take into accounts the problems carriers provide for updating software in their networks.

sviola said,

That would be a poor practice by them. Releasing a product with a main selling point as a RC is not a really good idea. Specially if you take into accounts the problems carriers provide for updating software in their networks.

Not wanting to bring Apple into it, but Apple released iOS 5 (and 6) with Siri labelled as beta and got away with it...mostly.

Possession said,

Not wanting to bring Apple into it, but Apple released iOS 5 (and 6) with Siri labelled as beta and got away with it...mostly.


To be fair, Siri is mostly a toy. It's not essential for getting work done. And it relies on a web services that Apple can change easily (just look at how fast they gagged Siri when it started recommending the Nokia Lumia )

But MS Office is serious business for getting real work done. And it handles documents that you don't want beta software to accidentally maim. It's client-side code that you can't force someone to update. A bug in a shipped beta version of Office could be devastating.

rfirth said,

But MS Office is serious business for getting real work done. And it handles documents that you don't want beta software to accidentally maim. It's client-side code that you can't force someone to update. A bug in a shipped beta version of Office could be devastating.

That's exactly why I figured it would RTM the same day. I can't imagine them shipping a RC version of Office. It just doesn't make sense.

Maybe we should just have a panel in the sidebar with latest build numbers or maybe something like Engadgets 'alt' site where smaller/misc stories have a small entry on the main site. This isn't exactly news worthy.

Tony. said,
Maybe we should just have a panel in the sidebar with latest build numbers or maybe something like Engadgets 'alt' site where smaller/misc stories have a small entry on the main site. This isn't exactly news worthy.

Hey when you have a website your opinion will matter. See what they did, they added info at the end so it wasn't just about numbers.