Windows 8 Release Preview is now available!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 01.06.2012 at 09:58

The release preview for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 client operating system is now available! Download the Windows 8 Release Preview (RP) today.

Windows 8 delivers a fast, fluid, no-compromise experience and shared updates that are available in Windows 8 RP, including (but not limited to):

  • New Metro style Bing Travel, News and Sports apps.
  • Gaming and Music Xbox apps that integrate with your Zune pass.
  • Improvements to the Mail, Photos, and People apps that initially debuted with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

In addition to new apps from Microsoft and from others through Windows Store, customers testing Windows 8 RP will also experience tens of thousands of refinements across the product, such as increased personalization options for the Start screen, improved multi-monitor support, refinements to the way people find and download apps through the Windows Store, and new Family Safety features among many, many others. A touch-friendly, secure and power-optimized Adobe Flash Player is now fully integrated into IE10 and it’s also the first browser to feature Do Not Track “on” by default, giving customers more choice and control over their privacy.

I have been running Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my Lenovo X220 Tablet PC for work, and the experience has been extremely stable and highly addictive. I will be upgrading to RP shortly. If you have not tried Windows 8 yet, you should now!

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