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: Just one word: SP1
by sparkyERTW on Wed 1st Aug 2012 18:18 UTC in reply to "Just one word: SP1"
sparkyERTW
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2010-06-09

Standard procedure- wait for Service Pack 1 if you want it to be usable.... Or Windows 9.


I dunno... they've already done two numbered releases in a row. They're probably getting ready to try a new version branding. Years, done, two-letters, done, aspirational yet meaningless word, done (won't be trying that again for a while), numbers, done. Hmmm... special characters?

Behold: Windows #!

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RE[2]: Just one word: SP1
by zima on Mon 6th Aug 2012 22:51 in reply to "RE: Just one word: SP1"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

They pretty much returned to numbers (Windows 1, 2, 3) - so we might see another return, maybe we'll see years again ...or decades? (too bad it's too late for XP - it would be so much more curious with "Windows Noughties")

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