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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Comment by tomchr
by tomchr on Wed 1st Aug 2012 19:04 UTC
tomchr
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2009-02-01

Metro is crap. However, I hope they changed their minds about not supporting non-PAE CPUs. I have a couple of Pentium M laptops that I don't want to retire just yet.

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RE: Comment by tomchr
by zima on Mon 6th Aug 2012 22:48 in reply to "Comment by tomchr"
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2005-07-06

Thank Intel for that, and their efforts at "differentiation" while PAE is around since Pentium Pro. Making the OS PAE-only probably simplifies many things, makes it more robust. Plus, new machines are the dominating channel of Windows distribution, by far.

Meanwhile, you don't have to retire your laptops, they will continue working perfectly fine with Win7.

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