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 lucas_maximus on Wed 1st Aug 2012 22:03 UTC in reply to "Just one word: SP1"
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No Windows 7 was stable in Beta and RC. I think Win 8 will be the same.

The Windows hardware test suite is truly something to behold. I wish I could find the link, when I saw a pic of the rig that ran all the tests ... I was like "holy shit".

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RE[2]: Just one word: SP1
by ze_jerkface on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 00:55 in reply to "RE: Just one word: SP1"
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Stability isn't the problem with Windows 8.

The problem is that it feels like the bastardized offspring of a desktop and tablet OS. The best description I have seen so far is "a monkey's abortion".

But I'm sure all the youtube videos and polls are wrong.

Microsoft can't possibly release such a POS on the public. They always listen to their customers, right?

People are going to love Windows 8 just like Bob and Kin. Sinofsky is right to censor the Windows 8 blog and suppress negative feedback.

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