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 ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 01:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Wafflez"
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It wouldn't surprise me at all if they release another piracy check for 7 but not 8.

In fact I wouldn't be surprised if they try to surreptitiously court pirates in a sad attempt at inflating installation stats.

Ballmer's ass is going to be on the line so we could see Windows 8 piracy checks removed entirely.

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