Windows 8 Release Preview reportedly landing June 1st

 

The Windows 8 Release Preview is nearly here and if the latest information is correct, June 1st is the day to mark your calendar. The information comes from Canouna who posted the Tweet and is well known within the Windows community for leaking images from the latest builds that are not publically available.

While Neowin cannot confirm the information, Canouna does have a solid track record for providing insider Windows 8 information and stated that his friends in Redmond confirmed the date too. The release date is a Friday, which does raise some concern but at the same time Microsoft does not provide official support for the platform, so it most likely won’t force anyone to work over the weekend to make sure the launch goes smoothly.

We have previously reported that the Windows 8 build 8400 would be the Release Preview build number and images from the build have been leaking left and right. June 1st is a little over a week away which means we do not have to wait much longer to get our hands on Microsoft’s latest public build of Windows 8.

A retail launch date for Windows 8 has not been announced but it is widely believed that the final product will ship in October. If we are using Windows 7 as a baseline, we should see a Windows 8 RTM in July. 

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Awesome!
Hopefully they fixed the onboard speaker issue with some laptops! (Dell Vostro 1400 here, on board speakers will not play sound ...)

g0dlike said,
So in max 2 days it's gonna be on torrents.

Unfortunately that's not the case. They've been very strict with torrent leaks. Win DP and CP never got leaked, RP will be the same.... Though I can't be for certain that the RTM will have the same fate

I am super excited - hopefully some of freezing issues are resolved. I love when I open my door and people see Windows 8 running on dual screen and they say "What the hell is that?" LOL

Dot Matrix said,
Four days early from what I was expecting! Will make for a great weekend!

Yep. Already have a 100GB partition waiting. Stocking up on some rum. Gonna have myself a great little Win 8 par-tay.

I just want dumb little things like back buttons on every screen, and more then 20 apps. How come everyone wants to talk apps about the phone but we dont 'hear anything about Win8 Metro apps. Can I guess that all the big players are balls in with app development? I haven't heard anything on that front really.

still1 said,
Cant wait!!! hopefully they have fixed occasional login issue after wakeup.

I force restart when that happens

For desktop use I'd love to see the X button on Metro apps... lol Dragging is just not user friendly with a mouse.

M_Lyons10 said,

For desktop use I'd love to see the X button on Metro apps... lol Dragging is just not user friendly with a mouse.

Why? I find it quite convenient to perform quick gesture and not to target small button.

Palpatine said,
Why? I find it quite convenient to perform quick gesture and not to target small button.

What about choices? It is like rear, medium, well done or Pittsburgh............

M_Lyons10 said,

For desktop use I'd love to see the X button on Metro apps... lol Dragging is just not user friendly with a mouse.

Why not? People spend all day dragging their mouses around It's a very simple and quick gesture too.

~Johnny said,

Why not? People spend all day dragging their mouses around It's a very simple and quick gesture too.

Ya once you get used to using it that way, it really wasn't so bad. It takes slightly longer than a mouse click but no that big a deal. Plus how often do you close Metro apps? They are designed to stay open in the background.

M_Lyons10 said,

For desktop use I'd love to see the X button on Metro apps... lol Dragging is just not user friendly with a mouse.

If you own a smartphone, do you close apps when you are done with them? No, you let the OS deal with it.

dagamer34 said,

If you own a smartphone, do you close apps when you are done with them? No, you let the OS deal with it.

I have a WP7 device, do I have a choice? No. Do I like it? No but I can live with it..... at least for now.
Could I handle it on a desktop or a Tablet/laptop? No way!