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    What’s new in Windows 8 Release Candidate


    What’s new in Windows 8 Release Candidate

    Information is starting to be revealed...

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    I'm so excited!! SkyDrive integration? YES!!

    I hope that the "various changes to the UI" mean scrapping a LOT of Aero design on the Desktop for a more modern, cleaner metro design. This is a MUST.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    What’s new in Windows 8 Release Candidate

    Information is starting to be revealed...

    Hi there -- Information ??? You could have fooled me -- ANYBODY could have written that short piece even if they came from Planet ZOG in a "Galaxy far far away" and had never heard of Windows.

    I think we all are waiting for DECENT leaks and tips of what the RC will contain --- and when for example it mentions the "Return of Windows to go" --- Oh Really --it never WENT AWAY !!!!!.

    Sky drive is another piece of "Non Information" -- that cloud based stuff will work on ANY version of windows --probably even 3.11 running on as a VM (won't work natively --file system won't be readable on Windows 3.11 !!).

    Lets have some REAL leaks and News Please !!!!

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    Guys, you all know as well as I do that when Microsoft releases a beta for public consumption such as the Consumer Preview, they intend it as the final version.

    The only reason they release it is to work out the bugs. Unless they change their behavior from the past, we all are already using Windows 8 final as it will be in stores - perhaps with the addition of bugs here or there that will be fixed.
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    [QUOTE=jimbo45;77968]
    Quote Originally Posted by Calico View Post
    What’s new in Windows 8 Release Candidate

    Information is starting to be revealed...

    Hi there -- Information ??? You could have fooled me -- ANYBODY could have written that short piece even if they came from Planet ZOG in a "Galaxy far far away" and had never heard of Windows.
    With all due respect, Canouna is a very well regarded and reliable source of information, but don't take my word for it, spend a little time searching...

    I think we all are waiting for DECENT leaks and tips of what the RC will contain --- and when for example it mentions the "Return of Windows to go" --- Oh Really --it never WENT AWAY !!!!!.

    Sky drive is another piece of "Non Information" -- that cloud based stuff will work on ANY version of windows --probably even 3.11 running on as a VM (won't work natively --file system won't be readable on Windows 3.11 !!).

    Lets have some REAL leaks and News Please !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Keep watching...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Guys, you all know as well as I do that when Microsoft releases a beta for public consumption such as the Consumer Preview, they intend it as the final version.

    The only reason they release it is to work out the bugs. Unless they change their behavior from the past, we all are already using Windows 8 final as it will be in stores - perhaps with the addition of bugs here or there that will be fixed.
    Quite so. The "it's only the beta version, so they'll make this, that or the other change before release" is a very common refrain. Sadly, it may well prove a great disappointment for those expecting too much.
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    I guess that linked site goes into the book of records as the most uninformative paragraph ever. But, the site does have a reputation, for good or bad, of often being first with the news.
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    This time is different.

    MS know that a very large number do not like what they are offering.

    They might make a few simple changes/additions to prevent a complete catastrophe.

    UI changes? We shall see - perhaps a couple of things to stop millions being trapped in limbo like Chris Pirillo's dad.

    Sadly, I don't think we will be able to remove metro and work properly in the main ui.
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    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. !!

    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.


    I don't expect W8 to be any different UNLESS (and it's still possible) MS decides -- OK this product isn't going the way we want it to -- 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.

    Cheers
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