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Will there be another beta build?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Will there be another beta build?

    Does anyone know if MSFT plans to release another beta with an updated build number reflecting any revisions they've made in response to the consumer preview feedback?

    If not, is there anyway we could perhaps encourage them to do so?

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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jpv,

    The next release will be a Release Candidate version. Most likely Windows 8 RC.
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Yep, the Release Candidate will be the next release. I bet that might come out in the summer, maybe Julyish along with the Office 15 beta. By that time, the RC will be 99.9999 percent Windows 8 and what the final version will be. So hopefully, Microsoft gets their poop in a group and make the Desktop View to pair along with the Start Screen nicely.
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8

    Sweet! I look forward to it.
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  5. #5

    Me too!
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there
    Any Documentation AT ALL on doing things with Metro Apps -- until this is sorted out I can't see any RC version appearing.

    There's no point in making Metro UI the big topic if it can't DO anything useful or people can't easily code stuff for them.
    This whole Metro stuff needs to be sorted and PRONTO.

    I am really positive about the Consumer preview edition - but for desk top users - unless they can sort out the treacle like mess that the current Metro desktop presents after you've installed a few standard Windows programs ( and I mean proper Applications -- not "apps") then it's not going to fly.

    I reckon there will be at least ONE more version before RC as MS will have to test out the whole metro thing properly.

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    Bit late to get it to the oem's and on the shelves for Xmas buyers.

    Can't recall when win7 rc was released - a lot earlier I think -was it April - and that was cutting it tight.

    I expect they want to start getting it to oem's in August - on the shelves while it is still October.
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  8. #8

    Jimbo, I'm enjoying the Windows 8 Preview edition, and I found a great solutin to the Metro problem Press Control+Escape, and it will switch you to the traditional desktop.
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  9. #9

    Normally there is 2 beta's, followede by 2 RC versions before it goes RTM. That the way it went with Vista, and win 7 had 2 RC's, I think.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    If they want to hit the Holiday buying season - they don't have all that much time.

    Not sure if Apple has anything up it's sleeve - if so , that would totally eclipse any windows release.

    They have to get this into a window of opportunity.
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