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Windows 8 Release Preview Out Later Today: Redacted Blog Post

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  1. btarunr

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    A blogger with Microsoft's Driver Developer Blog, none other than Chuck Chan, Corporate Vice President of the Windows Development team, jumped the gun in revealing the availability of Windows 8 Release Preview. The now-redacted blog post was screen-grabbed by Neowin.net, and pins the availability of the latest iteration of Microsoft's next-generation operating system to later today (May 31).

    Entitled "Windows Hardware and Driver Developer Blog," the blog post by Chan focused on areas of driver and system software development ahead of the operating system's market launch. Windows 8 Release Preview would serve as a fairly reliable platform for developers to test their system software on. A transcript of the blog post is quoted below. Download links to Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows 8 Driver Kit, and Visual Studio 2012 Professional can be found after the break.

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    DOWNLOAD: Windows 8 Release Preview | Windows 8 Driver Kit | Visual Studio 2012 Professional

    The above links become active later today. A transcript of the blog post follows.

    Source: Neowin.net
     
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    Bastard Microsoft why cannot say exact time for availability? I have been wasting all of my day for waiting to click download link:banghead::banghead::banghead:.
     
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    I'm not really hyped for Windows 8. Doesn't seem to offer anything I want so far.
     
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    I'll download just to install and confirm it's shit/trash,... Oh well another one bites the dust, that's how i see it.
     
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    when i used the early preview build, i did find system resources to be a little bit lower, most notably ram usage. I really dont like that they are getting rid of Aero Glass and that ribbion UI seems annoying to me. I'll stick with 7 for now and maybe when I build my kids PC i'll throw 8 on it.
     
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    "'prays that its not shiet"

    I really want a new windows but everything they show me makes me want to throw my desktop at them.
     
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    Is windows 7 not too your satisfaction?
     
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    Dear Microsoft,
    Please bring back the start button.
    That's what makes Windows a Windows.

    Thank you.
     
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    not too shabby

    to be honest, w8 will be nice. been testing, and it has the metro feature for tablet users, old school windows interface for xp through w7 fans, and best and most importantly, it runs VERY thin. This bodes well for gamers and enthusiast users. while processors are getting more powerful, w8 consumes about 10-15% less resource than 7. Also, for those on the up and up, a play out of the apple playbook, your phone 8 will sync with your tablet 8 and your desktop 8, and even your SYNC equipped vehicle. Looking forward to seeing it all come to fruition.
     
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    the problem with that is that it is microsoft and few things ever seem to work so magically. Plus who the hell wants a windows phone?
     
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    I love 7, but I loved xp also, and I got tired of it from running away from vista for years, get my drift.
     
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    Its not called 'running away'

    Its called 'not fixing what aint broke'

    why bother going to W8 if W7 is still mainstream, supported and serving its purpose??

    Unless W8 has a specific features that you really need and cant live without that W7 hasnt got then why even consider W8?
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Being lighter is a plus but how much can 10% useage really give you in a game? likely not much..
    If I gets noticeably better game performance I'd consider it.
     
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    I don't get all the hate for Windows 8. I'm not a huge fan of Metro, but it's not a big deal since you only see it when you open the Start menu, and even then you should just be typing out the first three letters of the program you want to open. If you really are terrified of change, you can always install ViStart, but I think this is really a positive thing. It should encourage people to keep their icons on their Start menu, and not have icons covering their desktop like a swarm of angry bees.

    Apart from that, all of the UX changes seem to be a huge step forward. Getting rid of all of the ugly faux-glass elements and finally ditching the childsafe rounded corners we've had since XP are great things. The new file transfer and task manager dialogs are amazing, and IE is slowly becoming less of a joke. IE11 might even be worth using.

    And of course, I haven't even mentioned up to this point all of the real features of Windows 8: fast boot, lower resource usage, ReFS, WDDM 1.2, DX11.1, scheduler improvements, and all the rest.

    Honestly, I don't see how anyone could possibly consider W8 the next Vista. Windows 8 is a step forward in every direction.
     
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    Except with the fact that Metro turns your desktop into a tablet. I have some serious reservations about their design changes. Also if you're so into saving memory, then get rid of Windows because it isn't the OS for you if you care that much. :)

    Who cares how many resources it uses if your don't like how it is used?
     
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    if you hate the Metro start menu so much, install ViStart and you will never have to see it.
     
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    S. Ballmer have admitted that Windows Phone 7 "wasn't a very successful" (aka FAIL) and now they repeating same mistake with Windows 8. For tablets it can be really good, but not for laptops/desktops.

    I'll rather:

    -keep using Windows 7 for another 15 years
    -will buy a mac
    -will switch to Linux
    -will go to a one way trip to a Mars

    But my PC won't be running this crap.
     
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