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[3]: Ha!
by lucas_maximus on Wed 1st Aug 2012 22:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ha!"
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Better performance for one.

using about 300mb of memory (idle) and I have dedicated a gig to it on the VM. The UI runs smoothly when I give it 12mb of video memory at 1024x768 in Virtual box.

Win8 > Win 7 > Vista in terms of performance. Before you hark on about the fact that Win 7 min specs were higher than Vistas, I think the min specs were more realistic than Vistas.

Vista underneath is pretty much Win 7 (I believe they are using the same kernel on the 64bit version in the latest update for Vista).

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