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    I was expecting this on the first day of the next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    Hi there Not trying to be nasty but these snippets of information offer us NOTHING at all about what the eventual release will look like. The two links shown in this thread are probably the LEAST informative "Factoids" I've ever had to look at in ANY industry --they say precisely NOTHING. !!
    Reading this thread is entirely your choice. RC will be out in a couple of months...
    This time MS seems to have securely closed the hatch against the sort of leaks we all had fun with at the time of W7 testing etc. I can remember at least 5 or 6 builds going "into the wilds" before even an official RC was available and there were several significant changes along the way too.
    Indeed
    I don't expect W8 to be any different UNLESS (and it's still possible) MS decides
    Anything's possible.
    -- OK this product isn't going the way we want it to -- we're killing it
    Not sure how "we're killing it"?
    -- and nobody could complain since we are using this FREELY as a TEST piece of Software that Ms has never said they would release.
    It's beta software which, Microsoft have released to garner feedback, good and bad.
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    I don't think the "in-the-wild" builds were an accident then and I also don't think that the lack of the same now is due to any security change at Microsoft. I am guessing it's all by design.

    Each at their basic level:

    Windows 7 was turning Vista into a performance/reliability beast.

    Windows 8 is trying to give you a second interface, that a decent minority of people comlplain about.
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    Will Windows 8 RC still free or have to buy the product to use it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by papin97 View Post
    Will Windows 8 RC still free or have to buy the product to use it?
    If they follow the example of other Beta products, the RC should be freely available for download and testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    If they follow the example of other Beta products, the RC should be freely available for download and testing.
    I hope that's true, because I don't have enough money to buy it. My income is only US$200/month
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    Quote Originally Posted by papin97 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    If they follow the example of other Beta products, the RC should be freely available for download and testing.
    I hope that's true, because I don't have enough money to buy it. My income is only US$200/month
    They certainly won't be charging for the RC. They only thing they could do, which is unlikely, is restrict the availability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    They certainly won't be charging for the RC. They only thing they could do, which is unlikely, is restrict the availability.
    What do you mean about restrict the avaibility?
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    Quote Originally Posted by papin97 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    They certainly won't be charging for the RC. They only thing they could do, which is unlikely, is restrict the availability.
    What do you mean about restrict the avaibility?
    They could make it available to specific types of Microsoft customer, as opposed to the general public, but I seriously wouldn't worry about it. The chance of that happening is virtually zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    They could make it available to specific types of Microsoft customer, as opposed to the general public, but I seriously wouldn't worry about it. The chance of that happening is virtually zero.
    I hope I can get Windows 8 RC and without pay anything.
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