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Is the leaked RTM version REALLY RTM - I have my doubts

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    This versus...
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    this.

    What strikes you as being more being along with Windows 8's design versus what aligns with the past two versions of Windows?

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    Or this. Click image for larger version
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    Huh. So I just found some screenshots of Windows 8 Pro, the same as Enterprise but with Media Player. The watermark is still there and it appears it stays there until you activate Windows.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Downloading of these leaked copies is just ridiculous. Seriously, you guys cannot wait a couple of weeks for the real deal?
    It's not "just ridiculous". I don't have a TechNet subscription, nor MSDN, so I'd be waiting until October, not a couple of weeks. Like I said, I checked out a few things that were possible concerns and then deleted it.
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    @cokie Ribbon and recycle bin look just fine to me.

    Assuming you don't mind ribbons , of course.

    You might want everything to look flat, 2 dimensional ,and boring.
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    It's not "just ridiculous". I don't have a TechNet subscription, nor MSDN, so I'd be waiting until October, not a couple of weeks.
    But either way, you have the Preview release version of Windows 8 that you can use which is clean and freely available. There is not going to be a substantial difference in the RTM version that would make gaining experience and spending more time in the Preview release a waste of time. If this was the "only" way that you could see or have used Windows 8 ahead of time, it would make a bit more sense to me, but it's not.

    And sgage, my thoughts on this are not necessarily directed right to you. I see this on forums all of the time. Nobody wants the new version, nobody wants to run the new version and as soon as the new version becomes available, people start jumping through hoops and doing whatever is necessary to get their hands on it. It just cracks me up.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    It's not "just ridiculous". I don't have a TechNet subscription, nor MSDN, so I'd be waiting until October, not a couple of weeks.
    But either way, you have the Preview release version of Windows 8 that you can use which is clean and freely available. There is not going to be a substantial difference in the RTM version that would make gaining experience and spending more time in the Preview release a waste of time. If this was the "only" way that you could see or have used Windows 8 ahead of time, it would make a bit more sense to me, but it's not.

    And sgage, my thoughts on this are not necessarily directed right to you. I see this on forums all of the time. Nobody wants the new version, nobody wants to run the new version and as soon as the new version becomes available, people start jumping through hoops and doing whatever is necessary to get their hands on it. It just cracks me up.
    The Release Preview did not have the final Desktop UI, which is what I am interested in. In fact, as soon as the RP was released, MS announce that the UI theme would be changed. What good is the Release Preview if it's not a Preview of what's going to be Released?

    What we are trying to do is decide if we want the new version or not before we plunk down the cash, rather than finding out that the last minute changes that MS put in have changed everything. Not all of us (probably not most of us) have access to TN or MSDN. It's not ridiculous that we should want to see what's up, nor should it crack you up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    The Release Preview did not have the final Desktop UI, which is what I am interested in. In fact, as soon as the RP was released, MS announce that the UI theme would be changed. What good is the Release Preview if it's not a Preview of what's going to be Released?
    Well, I guess if that Desktop UI is the primary thing for you, it makes more sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by sgage View Post
    What we are trying to do is decide if we want the new version or not before we plunk down the cash, rather than finding out that the last minute changes that MS put in have changed everything. Not all of us (probably not most of us) have access to TN or MSDN. It's not ridiculous that we should want to see what's up, nor should it crack you up.
    Sorry, I wasn't trying to offend. It just didn't seem like to me that these small changes would really be a "showstopper". It would seem like some screenshots from those who get the RTM down the road might suffice in making the call. My concerns in these leaks are more concerns with security, malware, and activation schemes that might have been cooked into the code that is running.

    I think I'm entitled to be cracked up if I want to be. It's a fun people watching experiment. I'm curious to see if people get ahold of this "RTM" release to review the final changes, find that their potentially activated copy continues to work, thus giving them essentially a "pirated" copy of the OS will continue to use it after release rather than plunk down their $39.
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    most everything cracks me up, including illegal china pirated, edited OS's out months before the real thing, why bother?
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    ^ Thanks, at least I know I am not completely alone.
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