Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Aug 2012 16:11 UTC
Windows Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8 has gone gold - or, in Redmond parlance, RTM. "Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices they'll introduce starting with General Availability." Anybody got a spare MSDN account?
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RE[2]: Comment by Wafflez
by kaiwai on Wed 1st Aug 2012 18:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
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From what I understand it has a different activation scheme for retail but the OEM still uses the same SLIC as found in Windows 7 - so if there is leak the OEM SLIC file will probably appear soon after at everyones favourite place.

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