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Windows 8 goes RTM

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Aug 2012 23:01 User comments (27)

Windows 8 goes RTM Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing.
The move means the development and testing of the software's code has been completed.

Furthermore, RTM means the final product should be all set for its October 26th release date for consumers.

Microsoft noted that members of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) and IT pros with TechNet subscriptions will get the OS on August 16th. Additionally, OEMs like Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba now have the OS.

Upgraders can get Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 and anyone who purchases a new Windows 7 PC between June and next January will get the OS for $15.

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27 user comments

11.8.2012 23:55

No thanks, I'll be sticking with 7 for quite some time.

22.8.2012 1:23

I purchased 7 and now use ubuntu 12.10 and three xbmcbuntu. Never looked back.


Buy the ticket, take the ride. -H.S.T.

32.8.2012 1:42

How much for the bootable versions???

42.8.2012 1:42

I'm still an XP fan thou.....XP 4 Eva!!!

52.8.2012 3:20

Originally posted by ivymike:
I'm still an XP fan thou.....XP 4 Eva!!!
Get with the times man! Xp is for those emailing and looking up stocks online.........THAT'S IT! Can all you Xp fanatics say "11 years old"? That's like stickin' with your Toughskins from the 80's.



Technologically ghetto!

62.8.2012 4:38

Wow RTM already, see how long it take the guys to activate this, but also see the demand from Pirate sites. I just think its Windows 7 with a new UI for tablets, so should be called Windows 7.5. Shame, also when i ran it some apps would not install as they could not identify the O/S so that should be interesting

72.8.2012 5:40

XP works BETTER than Vista or W7 in many ways. Yeah old but good.

82.8.2012 8:09

RTM....er? Real time merchandise?


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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92.8.2012 8:13

Has anyone tried the search feature yet? Can it find anything? Does it waste system resources even when not searching? How about the arm version...does ie work with crummy old activex sites like the fda?



102.8.2012 8:15

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Has anyone tried the search feature yet? Can it find anything? Does it waste system resources even when not searching? How about the arm version...does ie work with crummy old activex sites like the fda?
Thats how its been working since win7 or vista LOL

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112.8.2012 10:35

I think many would agree every other operating system released by m1crosoft sucks, nothing has changed there.

122.8.2012 11:27

Originally posted by SomeBozo:
I think many would agree every other operating system released by m1crosoft sucks, nothing has changed there.

windows 7 is really good. end of subject.

132.8.2012 12:09

Windows 7 is what Vista should have been, and chances are Windows 9 (or 10) will be what 8 should be.

XP is still good to use if you don't have the computer power to use Windows 7, but otherwise by now you should upgrade.

142.8.2012 15:23

Must say on one of my pc ubuntu 12.10 runs sweet. I will buy windows 8 when it first comes out only because it will be cheaper then waiting for later then I can put it away. For all you xp users it's like saying windows 98 is better then xp hahahaha. I agree vista was a flop but if you have it and with sp2 it does the job . Must say guys if you dont want to spend the money then ubunut is one of the best out there and I can see it being better then windows when it gets to version 14

152.8.2012 19:00

Windows 7 with Areo is crap. Shut off the Areo and you have Windows 8 without the ugly interface. Windows 7 without Areo is very very good.

162.8.2012 19:02

Originally posted by chefdamo:
Must say on one of my pc ubuntu 12.10 runs sweet. I will buy windows 8 when it first comes out only because it will be cheaper then waiting for later then I can put it away. For all you xp users it's like saying windows 98 is better then xp hahahaha. I agree vista was a flop but if you have it and with sp2 it does the job . Must say guys if you dont want to spend the money then ubunut is one of the best out there and I can see it being better then windows when it gets to version 14
At the time 98 and even ME were better than XP, why? driver support desu......

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172.8.2012 20:32

i dont mind the aero effects at all.only running phenom 8650 triple core with 4 gigs ram and not one problem.i guess its a matter of taste but i think aero looks good.windows 8.....not so good.i think i will wait for windows 9.

182.8.2012 21:39

Originally posted by SomeBozo:
I think many would agree every other operating system released by m1crosoft sucks, nothing has changed there.

I have to admit that I agree, but probably for different reasons.

When laws allow unlimited ownership of ideas, it is to a society as iron fusion is to the core of a star.

When verified realities lead us to anger, we must learn to reevaluate our beliefs.

193.8.2012 16:20

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
RTM....er? Real time merchandise?
RTM stands for "release to manufacturing" and the term has come to refer to the final version of commercial products.

204.8.2012 0:08

Originally posted by xotica:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
RTM....er? Real time merchandise?
RTM stands for "release to manufacturing" and the term has come to refer to the final version of commercial products.
zippy knows that.that was probably er,sarcasm.

214.8.2012 9:58

Originally posted by aldan:
Originally posted by xotica:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
RTM....er? Real time merchandise?
RTM stands for "release to manufacturing" and the term has come to refer to the final version of commercial products.
zippy knows that.that was probably er,sarcasm.
Ya ya... that's it..... >>
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LOL

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224.8.2012 12:04

Well...I don't use XP anymore even though it was rock solid, but I will say that the file search functions blow away Vista and Windows 7. In Vista or Windows 7, try searching files for a specific string of text and prepare for at least a couple of hours of reading arcane threads on the Internet and then giving up in frustration. It will work if the files end with .TXT, but if the files don't (even if they are just text files)...Vista and Windows 7 can't find anything.

234.8.2012 12:07

Originally posted by IguanaC64:
Well...I don't use XP anymore even though it was rock solid, but I will say that the file search functions blow away Vista and Windows 7. In Vista or Windows 7, try searching files for a specific string of text and prepare for at least a couple of hours of reading arcane threads on the Internet and then giving up in frustration. It will work if the files end with .TXT, but if the files don't (even if they are just text files)...Vista and Windows 7 can't find anything.
Ya I use AVA find pro with crack since they seem to not be able to sell it anymore, whish it had more features but its a better search tool than the windose 7 search.

I bet they made bing desktop more functional just to sell the bing name >>

Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Lets renegotiate them.

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244.8.2012 15:37

I recently installed Win8 and I'm now using it fulltime until the official release in Oct. I plan on buying Win 8 because I haven't encountered any issues and I'm very happy using it. Win 7 is just as good but the UI on Win8 isn't as bad as many of you are saying.
I am a wedding videographer and all my video editing and dvd/bluray authoring apps are running great.
My 6core AMD cpu and 128SSD love Win8. I recommend it.

255.8.2012 0:56

Originally posted by nu2duo:
I recently installed Win8 and I'm now using it fulltime until the official release in Oct. I plan on buying Win 8 because I haven't encountered any issues and I'm very happy using it. Win 7 is just as good but the UI on Win8 isn't as bad as many of you are saying.
I am a wedding videographer and all my video editing and dvd/bluray authoring apps are running great.
My 6core AMD cpu and 128SSD love Win8. I recommend it.
somebody has to do it.better you than me,and i used me.

265.8.2012 2:14

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Originally posted by aldan:
Originally posted by xotica:
Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
RTM....er? Real time merchandise?
RTM stands for "release to manufacturing" and the term has come to refer to the final version of commercial products.
zippy knows that.that was probably er,sarcasm.
Ya ya... that's it..... >>
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LOL
haha oh whups...my bad, just thought Id help I see "after dawn addict" shoulda saw that it was late for me. :P

2722.8.2012 14:42

Originally posted by ZippyDSM:
Ya I use AVA find pro with crack since they seem to not be able to sell it anymore, whish it had more features but its a better search tool than the windose 7 search.

I bet they made bing desktop more functional just to sell the bing name >>
They have a version for paid customers (Pro v1.5.2) from 2011. It includes Windows 7 support and possibly works better on Windows 8.

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