Microsoft: Windows 8 Release Preview Coming In First Week Of June

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Microsoft today announced that the Windows 8 RC otherwise called as Release Preview of Windows 8 is coming in June first week. Microsoft released the consumer preview version of Windows 8 back in February. With Release preview coming in June, we can expect Windows 8 based Ultrabooks, tablets starting October this Holiday season. Microsoft is right on track on delivering Windows 8 to customers, I hope OEMs will also do the same.

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  • Anonymous

    Awesome!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait. This is going to be exciting! Tablets from Nokia running Windows 8 will be very interesting…

    • http://www.facebook.com/marsupy Paul Renda

      Can’t wait for the Nokia tablet!! I hope it’ll be amazing!!

    • Anonymous

      I saw an HP Tablet (ARM) that was very cool too.  Larger than a Kindle Fire, smaller than an iPad.  It had a port that would allow you to dock it, add a 2nd battery, speaker bar, credit card swiper, etc…  VERY VERY Cool!

  • markiz

    Will RP be made available as a free download?

    • Anonymous

      I am 90% sure it will be, based on past history.  MS knows its a great way to get people to try out and adopt their new OS.

  • Anonymous

    i hope this would be even better than the consumer preview!!!!

    -_-i kinda miss the start button, it was so useful on laptops, no idea about tablets
     

    • Anonymous

       Current (Win7) x86 tablets have a ‘start’ button.

    • Emi Cyberschreiber

      useful for… what? you can do the same now. the difference its if you change your taskbar position like i do, its alwyas the left bottom corner is the start button thing… the hotspot thing.

      the start button is a waste of space in taskbar now, and you alwyas get a start button, using you know windows key.

      • Anonymous

        I do mostly agree with you.  But the start button is such an iconic Windows thing.  Also, I asked my wife to go pull up a program on my W8 computer and she couldn’t because she didn’t know where the start button was.  I’m sure she will get use to dragging the mouse to the lower left or hitting the Windows key, but for the sake of new users, it may be better to just keep the button there.

        • Emi Cyberschreiber

          well thats where like 95 Windows has to have a tutorial. to indicate corners are for mouse. and edges for touch.

          for example, everytime i make a new char in Aion, i get even “how to” move guide, some people like me wouldnt need it, but others may do, so everyone see it first time they start a character.

          so Windows 8 should do the same and have a tutorial, even if I know how to use Windows 8, it should there for everyone else. but we wont see if some tutorial its there until RTM. thats the big question, becuase thats where it belongs, not in preview versions which aren’t made for real consumer use, only for people to test win8 and developers.  

          • Anonymous

            Yeah in the end I do mostly agree with you on that.  A lot of people are worried W8 will be too different for consumers and they will be confused.  But most consumers won’t get W8 until they buy a new computer and go through the setup/tutorial process.  So I think that fear is mostly unfounded.  But for some small stuff, like having the start button on the bottom left, I wonder if its better for MS to just give in on that one and keep the button there.  Mind you, I am not talking about the traditional start button + menu.  I just mean keeping the start button icon visible without the user having to mouse to the lower left.

          • Emi Cyberschreiber

            but then wouldn’t it be so silly? it would be like, a button AND a hot spot doing the same thing. in Dev Preview it was like that and i thought it was silly to have 2 things doing the same thing on top of each other. I understand your point though, but still, Microsoft has to clean some stuff up, they cant carry all this stuff over and over again just for “old users” who cant adapt to instead of a button, move a little to the corner and there is the new “start button”. Microsoft has to move on, and yeah maybe some users wont like it or agree, but if they dont, there is still win7 or other OS. 
            The point of the hotspot is being able to Access it in anywhere you are. while start button only “works” in desktop.

            hell, there is people who still think “metro UI sucks with mouse and keyboard” and it Works fine for me, its only matter or changing a Little the way we work with old crappy start menu, and metro UI in general. its not hard, and its better Microsoft makes a simple but good tutorial, instead of bringing back old stuff for users who just complain about everything, or dont like changing, or just dont want to adapt to a new way of doing stuff.

          • Anonymous

            Let us forget the start button and move to something new. I agreed. The whole concept has been for a whole new experience. Let’s try it now and make the adjustment with win9. vista+win7

          • Anonymous

            hot corners with the mouse has been proven to be one of the most inefficient UI elements ever.  There’s a reason why they have never succeeded.  It’s unintuitive, people like to click for the feednack (there’a reason why mice still have the click sound), and if you don’t know about it they are hard to discover by just sitting in front of a computer.  The great thing about Win95-Win7 is that you can do just that, sit in front of it and start working withouth training — you cannot say the same thing about Win8.

          • Emi Cyberschreiber

            well like you said 95! that was 17 years ago. 17 years of the same button, is hard to avoid. ask people who hasn’t ever used windows, your grandma or something, she will not be able to do alot of stuff by herself, because its not the same people who knows to people who doesnt, people who cares about it, or people who doesnt care about it(like my mom)

            and again Windows 95 had a guide and all showing how you everything worked, without that guide, people from 3.11 to 95 would have been lost, yeah i lived in that age. and there wasnt internet everywhere to see some guide how to use Windows 95. it was a big change and it wasnt easy for some people. but the guide Microsoft had, made it easier.
            if you were 18 years ago, and someone showed you win95 without that guide, most people would said it was a fail and not intuitive in alot of stuff.

            Win8 obviously doesnt have that guide yet, we dont know if it will have it. but if you go to desktop and that guide shows up, do you think it will be hard for people to know left bottom corner is the new start button? no.

            it took me 5 minutes to adapt to a new start screen and now charms and all that, and corners. people can do the same if they want to. but you cant compare something that was 17 years, to something that hasn’t even been released.
            just like 3.11 to 95 change sucked, it will be the same for win8, and still… you get the same taskbar, desktop, and all that from win7, so part Windows 8 is not different at all.

          • Anonymous

            I totally agreed with you. It was quiet a change back then. I think it will be wised for Microsoft to provide some sort of guide in script and video.
            It has taken a long long time to figure out about simple task on win8.

          • Anonymous

            I will surely missed the start button but I think everyone will get use to it with time and one year from now no one will be talking about it.
            I have been using win8 for something now and don’t care about the old start button anymore.

      • Anonymous

        I agree with jc0196.  The classic desktop mode needs a start menu and start button.  If for anything, they should do this to not alienate their bazillion corp users.  Microsoft shouldn’t give corps a reason to switch by saying “well, I have to retrain my work force, so why not retrain on Mac?”  Besides, as much as I love MEtro, it is such a pain to use with a keyboard and mouse.  I don’t care how much someone can justify it, the usefulness has actually gone backwards with the traditional office setup.

  • Anonymous

    Looking forward for a windows 8 tablet. I hope the first generation will be able to compete with current market flagship tablets in term of features. It wouldn’t be good if they start out like the windows phone.