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[7]: Ha!
by zima on Mon 6th Aug 2012 23:08 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Ha!"
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> iTunes

True. But then again, Metro sports a music player already, so it's likely people will slowly move to that.

iTunes isn't that dominating, not to the extent that some people would like it to be. Now, reliable stats are hard to come by, but on Steam Survey ( http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/ ) it's at 30.73%, Winamp 19.45% so relatively comparable (and, curiously, WMP at 33.43% which seems to make no sense ...unless Steam can determine if it's actually used, which would mean that MS player is already more popular)

It also seems very regional - as far as personal anecdotes go, hardly anybody uses iTunes at my place. Plus, during my Last.fm browsing (subpages of which often show what some random people use for listening), I see iTunes around as frequent as WMP, IIRC - with Winamp, Spotify, and fb2k also thrown in quite often.

And Photoshop could be quite awesome on touch; but we'll probably wait for that a while.

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