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Windows 8 release preview
All three pre-release versions of Windows 8 (Developer Preview, Consumer Preview, and Release Preview) will expire on the PC that they are installed on 20 days from now on January 15th.
A website claims that there is less interest with Windows 8 that there is of Windows 7 in the same time frame before their release. But is that claim telling the whole story?
In our latest From The Forums feature, we showcase some cool looking Windows 8 Release Preview desktop images as submitted by some of our many Neowin forum members.
In a new developer blog post, Microsoft discusses how it has taken feedback from app developers and incorporated that input and knowledge into making improvements in Windows 8.
Microsoft has offered up some some more information about the revised Photos Metro app that is included in the recently launched Windows 8 Release Preview build.
The "freezing bug" that many Windows 8 Release Preview users have encountered has reportedly been fixed in new internal builds of Microsoft's OS, The bug fix will likely not be pushed to the RP.
Microsoft offers up more information about the Calendar Metro app included in the Windows 8 Release Preview in the latest of its series of Metro app blog entries.
In the latest Windows 8 blog, Microsoft reveals more information on how it developed the Mail Metro app for Windows 8, including how the three-panel design was created and more.
NVIDIA has finally released beta versions of its GeForce desktop graphics drivers for the Windows 8 Release Preview build, with notebook drivers due to be released on Friday.
Microsoft has announced that a number of large businesses and a government organization are already using the Windows 8 Release Preview to help their employees with a number of tasks.
Microsoft has now listed the desktop version of Microsoft Office 2010 in the Windows Store application for Windows 8. It is the first desktop app to be listed on the Windows Store.
In our latest From The Forum feature, we take a look at what some of Neowin's community members have written about their experiences with the just released Windows 8 Release Preview build.
Microsoft offers more information on how web browsing with Internet Explorer 10 works with Windows 8, including the changes that have been made for the Release Preview.
NVIDIA announced that it has received WHQL approvals for Microsoft for a new set of GeForce graphics drivers made specifically for the just released Windows 8 Release Preview to be released next week.
AMD has released new preview versions of its Catalyst drivers for its Radeon and FirePro graphics chip that are designed to work on the Windows 8 Release Preview build.
Microsoft has posted up information for businesses who are thinking about downloading and installing the just released Windows 8 Release Preview build on their PCs.
Microsoft goes over some of the new additions and improvements it has made to the Windows Store for the newly launched Windows 8 Release Preview version of the OS.
In a new Windows 8 app developer post, Microsoft offers up some new information on what's changed for Metro apps, and for app makers, for the new Windows 8 Release Preview launch.
In a new blog post, Microsoft reveals more about the improvements that have been made in Internet Explorer 10 with the launch of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
A leaked memo from an executive at Adobe has shed some more light on why the company's Flash software has received support in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.
Microsoft's Bing division has released three new Metro apps for Windows 8 (News, Sports and Travel) as part of the Windows 8 Release Preview launch on Thursday.
The latest update to the Windows 8 blog has Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky not only talking about the Release Preview but the road ahead to the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) launch of Windows 8.
Microsoft has finally confirmed earlier reports that it will offer people who purchase a new Windows 7 PC a chance to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 starting June 2nd.
Microsoft has released new versions of its Windows 8 Metro apps with the launch of the Release Preview version, including an all new drawing app called Fresh Paint.
The Windows 8 Release Preview has been launched by Microsoft, offering an updated pre-release version of Microsoft's next PC and tablet-based operating system before its final launch later in 2012.
Microsoft has announced that new updates to the PC and Mac desktop apps for its SkyDrive cloud data storage service are now available. The PC version will include a new feature just for Windows 8.
Website Winunleaked.tk has posted more screenshots from the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview build, including one of the pre-installation screen for the operating system.
A new report claims that Microsoft Store locations will offer free workshops on Windows 8, along with a $20 gift card, when people buy a new PC and buy the Windows 8 Pro upgrade starting June 2nd.
A website has leaked screenshots of what the UI will look like for the language packs feature inside the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview build when it is launch in early June.
A website claims to have screenshots for the Release Preview version of the China-only SKU for Windows 8, including showing a version of the Windows 8 Metro weather app.
After briefly posting and then removing a post on the official Windows 8 blog about multi-monitor support last week, Microsoft has reposted the blog entry, which includes Release Preview info.
Microsoft has allegedly completed the Release Preview (release candidate) of Windows 8, with the build number 8400, well ahead of the OS's launch, scheduled for the first week of June.
In a new and massive post on the Windows 8 blog site, Microsoft talks about some of the design choices the Windows 8 team made, including some new changes for the desktop interface.
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.
The reliable web site Winunleaked.tk has revealed the latest build number for Windows 8 as Microsoft continues to work on the OS ahead of its Release Preview launch which should happen in June.
Today Microsoft announced a new preview version of Windows 8, the "Release Preview," set for release in the first week of June.
A new rumor claims that the release candidate version of Windows 8 will be given the name "Release Preview". It also continues to claim that Microsoft will launch it in late May or early June.