Windows 8 already at build 8006, but it means nothing
The Windows enthusiast community is getting really excited because Windows 8 build numbers have passed the 8000 mark. We want to remind everyone that unless evidence shows otherwise, this currently means absolutely nothing.
Twitter user MSFTtm is one of the many users keeping us in the loop on Microsoft's latest work on Windows 8. Yesterday, he claimed that the last build he knew of, build 8006, was compiled at 6:55PM, on May 13, 2011. His messages show that the build number passed the 8000 mark somewhere between April 29, 2011 and May 12, 2011:
Last Windows 8 winmain build: 6.2.7996.0.winmain.110429-1810
Last Windows 8 build: 6.2.8005.winmain.110512-1726
Last Windows 8 build: 6.2.8006.0.winmain.110513-1855
System Manufacturer/Model Number Monkey Trainer Extraordinaire OS LCARS CPU My toilet habits are a private matter, thanks. Motherboard She finds stuff to do. Memory Not that I can recall. Graphics Card XXX rated Sound Card Huh? Monitor(s) Displays Monitors are lizards. Screen Resolution I haven't found one yet.
Keyboard Nar, it has other key friends. Mouse Cat PSU Again, toilet habits are a private matter. Case Pending Cooling 2 ice cubes. Hard Drives Sure isn't easy driving. Internet Speed Warp 9.9
The pre-Beta phase will come when the current M3 phase ends. That is assuming, of course, that MS don't decide to have M4 in which case it will probably be when that ends. As regards build number, that will depend on the number of builds required between now and the time that MS decide that it is time for the Beta version. The build number will probably be rounded, so my guess (based on the fact that 8006, which is an M3 build, has already been compiled) will be 8100 or even 8200. We will just have to wait and see.
Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013 OS Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64 CPU Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz) Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Memory 4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB) Graphics Card MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB Sound Card Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898) Monitor(s) Displays ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen Screen Resolution 1440x900
Keyboard Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB) Mouse Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB) PSU XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular Case Gigabyte IF233 Cooling 1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust Hard Drives OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0 Internet Speed NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/sec (O2) Browser IE 11 Antivirus Avast! 8.0.1497 MalwareBytes 22.214.171.1240 Other Info Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)
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