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: Ha!
by Drumhellar on Wed 1st Aug 2012 18:48 UTC in reply to "Ha!"
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To what extent did you try Win8? I installed the developer preview the day it was out, and have been using it as my main OS since the Consumer Preview was released, and upgraded to the Release Preview the day it came out. It definitely isn't worse than the XP->Vista transition, since Vista broke drivers and software, which is far, far more disruptive than replacing the Start Menu with the Start Screen.

And for most users, that is the biggest change.
Meanwhile, there are lots and lots of good things that Windows 8 brings to the table.

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