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Have you been testing out Windows 8? Well then you too are able to make use of the $39.99 Windows 8 Pro upgrade promotion, so long as you have a valid license of a past Windows version
After promising a WHQL certified driver for the Windows 8 RP "early next week" last Friday, NVIDIA has now updated its blog to inform customers that they still don't have a driver to download.
Even though Microsoft was allegedly trying to kill these sorts of applications, ViStart, Start8 and Classic Shell all work in the Windows 8 Release Preview, allowing you to resurrect the Start Menu
Windows Media Center is absent in the Windows 8 Release Preview by default, but thanks to a handy guide by Microsoft you can add it at no extra cost in just a few minutes
For the first time, in Microsoft's IE10 on Windows 8, their "Do Not Track" signal will be sent by default, indicating to websites that methods of tracking (eg. tracking cookies) should be disabled
A leak from a official Microsoft blog today showed that Windows 8 Release Preview will be released on May 31 for the public to download, a day earlier than Microsoft promised.
The official websites for the current Windows 8 Metro apps available show that many of them have been updated ahead of the official Windows 8 Release Preview launch.
Apparently the Chinese-localized version of the Windows 8 Release Preview, build 6.2.8400, has leaked to the internet as a 64-bit ISO download days before the official unveiling
If we told you that Adobe Flash was bundled with Windows 8, would you call us crazy? Well, if the new information is correct, get out your straitjacket as Flash looks to be included.
We knew that the Release Preview was coming the first week of June and it is now being reported that we will see it released to the public on June 1st.
It looks like Windows 8 RP will be build 8400 as a new source is confirming that information as new images of the upcoming RP have surfaced. Oh, and Aero glass appears to be intact as well.
Microsoft has updated a slew of their first-party Metro apps for Windows 8, however they are not available in the Consumer Preview, instead they will be released alongside the Release Preview
Microsoft has just posted up a video that shows off a pre-release preview build of Windows 8, while we do not know the build number, there are some small differences.
A newly revealed update to a reliable list of Windows 8 build numbers shows that the Windows 8 Release Preview version has entered into its beta escrow period ahead of its public release.