Screenshots from the installation process of Windows 8 M3 have been leaked online and over at Chris123NT’s Corner, you can see shots of what looks to be the entire process.
Archive for the ‘Windows 8 News’ Category
If you’re considering downloading Windows 8, be sure to check out this list before you download a fake build:
Windows8 Fake Builds | My Digital Life Forums
The current fake builds on the list are (as of April 25th at 11:12AM ET):
- Windows 8 build 6 2 7922 0 winmain win8m2 110202-1840 2.25 GB
- Windows 8 build 6.2.7968.0.winmain_win8m3.110318-1830 4.79 GB
- 7971.0.110324-1900_x86fre_client_en-us_OEM_Ultimate-GRMCULFREO_EN_DVD 2.75 GB
- Windows 8 build.7973.0.110329.torrent.rar Windows 8 build.7973.0.110329.torrent.7z
- 7918.104.22.16880.0.110407-1832.rar 2.78 GB
Disclaimer: I won’t be downloading Windows 8 until it’s made available to me. If a friend picks up a copy at a conference and it’s not NDA (highly unlikely) or if Microsoft decide to send me an early Beta, I’ll install it.
In an unsurprising turn of events, the “Windows 8 App Store” leaked screenshots are of a program named Appmart and are not the “Windows Store” that’s coming with Windows 8. The Windows store is locked down, for now.
I don’t imagine the store being much different, interface-wise than this. It would be nice if applications were recommended to you based on anonymous (and opted-in) computer usage. Some will say it would be a major violation of privacy to monitor usage trends, but it would be a great way to find useful software to help you be more productive.
Alleged Windows 8 App Store screenshot is fake: third-party app “Appmarts”| i started something
I recently posted in Windows Forums about what I think will be the emphasis in Windows 8 development. In a nutshell, I talked about “the cloud”. For those of you not familiar with this terminology, just think about local storage; your C: drive. Now imagine all of the things you hold dear on that little hard drive platter floating around on the internet, ready for you to grab from anywhere. Photos, contacts, e-mails, notes, files, application settings; the list goes on and on. That is the concept of the cloud. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are some highlights from the article if you don’t want to read the whole thing:
When Will Windows 8 be Released?
According to the article, Microsoft currently plans to ship Windows 8 by mid-2012; thus, the first beta should be released by mid-2011 and public beta should follow by the end of 2011. Windows Server “8”/2012 is also being developed concurrently.
Windows 8 will likely support detection of which user just walked in the room so that it can automatically turn on your PC, log you in, and play your favorite music. When you get up and leave, Windows will automatically log your PC off for you.