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Newer, more advanced leaked build of Windows 8 now available

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Apr 2011 22:43 User comments (14)

Newer, more advanced leaked build of Windows 8 now available Two weeks after the useless Windows 8 M1 build was leaked to torrent and warez sites, a newer version (M2) is now available for download.
The build is Windows 8 Milestone 2 (M2) Build 6.2.7955.0.110228-1930. That number implies the build is from February 28th and is "time-bombed to expire in July," says Soft.

This latest build, whilst still hiding some new features, adds a Webcam, Logon UI, TaskUI, PDF Reader, Ribbon UI, Application Folder, full DWM and the "immersive IE."

Touchscreen gestures are also supported in the latest build.

Potential downloaders are reminded that this is not an officially released Windows 8 build and will be highly unstable.

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14 user comments

126.4.2011 23:22

Not a very tight security at Microsoft these days.

227.4.2011 3:24

These builds have been leaking out for like 10 years now. Nothing new under the sun. Personally never seen the point of being a "beta tester" though, but maybe just for curiosity purposes some people like to run and test these. It's easier nowadays too with virtual machines. Maybe they'll finally get that new file system done.

327.4.2011 5:29

lol i wonder with all these advance releases if daz and orbit will have a blow, surely they can still use slic 2.0 or have they implemented something new ???

427.4.2011 9:00

What's the friggen' point of Win8 over Win7?

I mean the REAL point?

(And don't just say to make money... I know you jokers!!!)


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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527.4.2011 10:46
lissenup3
Inactive

Is this gonna be another Microsoft F up similar to the F'ed up F up that MS committed with Windows ME?

Microsoft thinks that by pushing out OS after OS that they have their shit together but clearly not the case. Rather than spacing out release like OSX does, they are readying another Windows release just a year after 7.

Yet again........decision makers and the "powers that be" all in the wrong position of authority.

627.4.2011 11:34

UN-STABLE (WHEN ISN'T SOMETHING MICROSOFT RELEASES UNSTABLE)I MEAN REALLY, WE HAVE PATCHES TO DOWNLOAD, BEFORE THE OS EVEN HITS THE SHELVES OF OUR LOCAL COMPUTER STORES....ok so everyone knows the drill its a snapshot of things to come like longhorn and all the other alpha's and bata's look even if microsoft put out something great why move from 7 its just come out in the last year or so... really 8 why not call it the last and next year relase the last again but with updates....

727.4.2011 15:49
bob313246
Unverified new user

Wow, these are some reallllly ignorant comments...

@ mystic

This isn't an official MS Beta release. This is a Milestone 2 level software that someone has leaked. It is farrrr from production/beta ready. So OF COURSE it MAY be unstable.

Also, Win7 was released Oct of 2009. By the time Win8 actually is released for retail, it will be right on schedule with MS's normal ~3 year release schedule.

In addition, this version of Windows is pushed for Tablet support and support for many other recent releases in MS's eco-system. Therefore making it a much more different OS than Win7 was compared to Vista. Win7 was more of a "oh shit" patch for Vista.

827.4.2011 22:27

Originally posted by bob313246:
Wow, these are some reallllly ignorant comments...

Win7 was more of a "oh shit" patch for Vista.
What? Win7 is rejigged Server 2008!

LoL


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

928.4.2011 12:36
bob313246
Unverified new user

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by bob313246:
Wow, these are some reallllly ignorant comments...

Win7 was more of a "oh shit" patch for Vista.
What? Win7 is rejigged Server 2008!

LoL

^From a consumers point of view, Win7 looks and feels like Vista, without all the crap that gets in the way. So yes, from a marketing perspective, its like an "oh shit" patch for Vista which was widely avoided by consumers, even when buying a new computer.

1028.4.2011 13:35

@Bob

I know what you mean concerning cosmetics etc. But the feel? I believe Win7 comes across to the consumer as more than an '"oh shit" patch for Vista' otherwise it would be treated with more circumspection.

Look, I'm not picking a fight here Bob, I thought what you wrote was sensible. Just that last sentence... something is not right with it. I guess it comes across as a bit dismissive.

I had to work on someone's laptop the other day. I was thinking, "Crikey, there must be a ton of malware on this poot!". My efforts did not not improve it much. "What's wrong", I thought, "it's not a bad lappy". Then, "doh!". I realised it was running Vista. Heh, egg-faced.

I can't see Win8 being taken on except on new machines. It might have DX12 which might be radical except it seems hard enough to get game developers to write for DX10 let alone DX11 (hopefully that will change now). As tablets go Android seems to be winning that market with the manufacturers.

Perhaps Win8 will be truly revolutionary... I'm typing this on a old Atom CPU 1000H EeePC with 2gb RAM and an SSD. Its OS is Win7 x32 ultimate~ 99.9% bells and whistles turned on. It runs mostly like cream. Big deal that it takes up 11gb. So what could we expect from Win8?


Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


DSE VZ300-
Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

1129.4.2011 21:58

When is any of M$ releases stable anyway.

121.5.2011 15:23

Originally posted by ROMaster2:
Not a very tight security at Microsoft these days.
Methinks you're correct. If not, I find it plausible that Microsoft may intentionally "leaking" these early-stage and mid-stage developments into the public arena --- perhaps, as a marketing strategy to collect public opinion.

136.5.2011 0:27

Nooooooooooo, not the dreaded Ribbon UI (like the one in Office 2007???). Virtually guarantees i will not move to Win8

148.5.2011 10:05

Originally posted by seegee:
Nooooooooooo, not the dreaded Ribbon UI (like the one in Office 2007???). Virtually guarantees i will not move to Win8
Actually, I quite like it in Autodesk Inventor. Can't really see it in a OS... maybe it would work with a tablet.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

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