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Windows 8 screenshots of build 8220 leak, new info surfaces

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    Windows 8 screenshots of build 8220 leak, new info surfaces


    Microsoft is getting close to the beta launch of Windows 8 and a few new screenshots of one of the latest builds has leaked. The screenshots have been independently confirmed by Canouna and show the name “Consumer Preview” which indicates previous rumors that the beta tag would be dropped; images are from PC Beta.com

    Another big change is that you will notice the start orb is now gone. This is another big change that will be in the Consumer Preview and shows, again, how Windows 8 will break from the mold of previous versions of windows.
    Windows 8 screenshots of build 8220 leak, new info surfaces - Neowin.net

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    Beta Fish too
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    nice..cant wait for the build.
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    It amazes me that there havent been more leaks this time around. Unless I misremember, I couldve swore we had a leak of the Win 7 Beta early along with a bunch of other leaks along the way. I guess MS has really cracked down this time around..... unfortunately
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    Even More Windows 8 beta 8220 screenshots and features leak out


    Windows 8 beta screenshots continue to be released on the Internet as we await word on when Microsoft will finally and officially launch the "consumer preview" of its next PC operating system. Today the reliable Windows 8 beta information site Winunleaked.tk has released a number of new screenshots from the 8220 beta build along with some more information about the build's features.

    As we have reported before this build of Windows 8 no longer has a "Start" button, which has already caused a ton of comments among long time Windows users. Winunleaked.tk gives a list of the new features in the build, some of which have been revealed before:
    Even More Windows 8 beta 8220 screenshots and features leak out - Neowin.net
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    More pics and info..

    Direct link to Neowin's source: WinUnleaked.tk » Windows 8 Beta Candidate Build 8220

    The build includes :

    -new ImmersiveUI icon set
    -new background set for the Start Page
    -new shortcuts for the Charm Bar
    -new Apps menu template
    -no more Microsoft Confidential watermark, neither on the desktop or in the WinVer
    -no security hash
    -no start button
    -a lot of bugfixes
    -new Ribbon organisation
    -new branding : « Windows 8 Consumer Preview »
    -new organisation for splitted touch keyboard

    And a lot of things more…
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    Good links +1 . Soon it starts all over again. No "start" button is going to give legacy users fits.
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    The recycle bin icon is a bit retro not metro.
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    This is intense! I have no idea why the Start flag still remains on the Charms Bar, but not where a Start button should be at. I don't like the current Start button, that just makes a contrasting distinction from Metro and Desktop, I'd rather have them mesh together well than to be segregated out. I do enjoy the new Metro iconography in Desktop! YES! I think they're quite cool...but that recycle bin is ridiculous, it is retro, not metro. Hmm, I wonder if the rest of Windows Explorer will get the Metro icon treatment. Metro folders? I don't even know what they'll look like, but I bet it shall be cool...ooooohhh.

    I read that performance is even better than Windows 7 SP1, I have to try this because that is just cool. I do like the progress of the Start Screen and all, but oh man, I'm hating that new Start button. Why can't Microsoft keep the Start flag where it should and maybe have a metro Start flag they have in that Charms bar? That is WAY nicer looker than the current. Blerg!
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    I also really wonder if Microsoft designed Windows 8 to adapt settings to either a desktop or tablet. From the screenshots, it looks like it's being ran on a tablet. I'd like to see Windows 8 to have adaptive settings so it doesn't have overly large text and other oddities on a desktop.
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