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[Softpedia] Microsoft Is Gearing Up for Windows 8 Release Candidate

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On February 29th, 2012, Microsoft made available for download the Consumer Preview flavor of Windows 8, its next-generation operating system.

Before the new OS flavor was even out, the company started the work on the next major platform release, namely Windows 8 Release Candidate.

Nothing has been officially confirmed on the availability of this platform release, but it should not be too long before the company makes a formal announcement on the matter.

Some of the latest reports on Windows 8 suggested that it would be ready by summer, and that Microsoft was planning its launch for October this year.

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Cant wait to see Metro and everything fully tweaked, and apps fully implemented.
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post #3 of 37
Can't wait to see an option to turn off Metro thumb.gif
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Can't wait to see if Windows 8 will come with a free touch screen monitor or Kinect to use the Metro UI or not.
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Can't wait to turn off metro
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post #6 of 37
"Before the new OS flavor was even out, the company started the work on the next major platform release, namely Windows 8 Release Candidate."

NO WAY!!!

Shocking news!! rolleyes.gif

For christ sake give the "turn off Metro" thing a rest. It's not relevant to this thread at all.
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Should be interesting with metro OFF.
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Wish there was a de-rep button

For people who like changing their hardware monthly, you guys sure are afraid of change.
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post #9 of 37
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Originally Posted by votum View Post

Wish there was a de-rep button
For people who like changing their hardware monthly, you guys sure are afraid of change.

No one is afraid of change. Metro is just a very poor user interface for a keyboard and mouse. I can understand and support using metro for touchscreens, but they need something different and better for keyboards and mice.
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post #10 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by votum View Post

Wish there was a de-rep button
For people who like changing their hardware monthly, you guys sure are afraid of change.

yeah we love hardware, and hate crap software like windows8 metro crap

windows8-metro=perfect
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