While various versions of Windows 8.1 have been leaked to the Internet in the past several months, including the most recent RTM build, there's a new report that claims the first release candidate version of Visual Studio 2013 has found its way onto pirate download sites as well.
The report comes from Winbeta.org, and while the story doesn't list any download links it does report that the build number for Visual Studio 2013 RC1 is 12.0.20824.1. It also claims that the build was released by well known Russian leaker WZOR.
Microsoft has already released a preview version of Visual Studio 2013, allowing software developers some hands on time with a close-to-final build of the company's latest edition of its software creation tools. However, Microsoft has been quiet about when the final version of the tools will be released. Officially, Microsoft is saying only that Visual Studio 2013 will be officially launched sometime before the end of 2013.
When the final version is released, developers can look forward to a number of new features, including a new "heads up display" designed to give programmers a number of different indicators that will automatically pop up to assist them in the coding of their projects.
Source: Winbeta.org | Image via Microsoft