Windows 8 RTM Confirmed for Late July, Final Flavor in October

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    We already had a look at some of the main enhancements included in this release, but we should wait for more of them in the upcoming development milestones.

    Apparently, we won’t have to wait too long for them to arrive. Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky mentioned in a blog post on Building Windows 8 that the RTM version of Windows 8 will arrive in two months’ time, which means that late July is the timeframe to look for.

    As soon as the platform is released to manufacturing, [FONT=inherit !important][FONT=inherit !important]hardware[/FONT][/FONT] partners will start applying the final touches to their Windows 8 devices, and should have them ready sometime in October.

    Various reports on the matter have already emerged, and Steven Sinofsky’s statement appears to confirm them. Microsoft released the final version of Windows 7 too three months after the RTM flavor.




    qute from steven

    we will enter the final phases of the RTM process in about 2 months. If we are successful in that, then we are tracking to our shared goal of having PCs with Windows 8 and Windows RT available for the holidays.On behalf of the Windows team,Steven Sinofsky



     
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    Windows Eight is going to be an OS Tablet dashboard?
     
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    Basically that's how i feel its been aimed at for use towards desktop users anyway. The desktop still exists, however the start menu has gone and you have to use the Metro (tablet) interface for various tasks.


    By default it will open all your media too, however you can change that very easily.
     
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    So their oversimplifying the dashboard of the Windows OS for the users, I'm thinking a big majority will still stick to Windows XP, Windows Vita and Windows Seven.
     

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