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AthlonXP1800
05-30-12, 11:23 PM
Microsoft accidentally announces Windows 8 Release Preview availability to be May 31.

http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-8-release-preview-to-land-may-31

Windows 8 Release Preview download link will be active later today but dont know exactly what time.

mojoman0
05-30-12, 11:27 PM
They announced weeks ago it would be available June 1st

six_storm
05-31-12, 08:11 AM
So is this an official "Beta"? I know it's not RC, but . . . yeah . . .

Looking forward to getting the official release as I'll be upgrading right away.

AthlonXP1800
05-31-12, 12:51 PM
So is this an official "Beta"? I know it's not RC, but . . . yeah . . .

Looking forward to getting the official release as I'll be upgrading right away.

Windows 8 Release Preview is not beta, build 8400 signed off as official RC/Release Preview.

AthlonXP1800
05-31-12, 01:00 PM
If you want to download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Datacenter en-US now directly from Microsoft server instead of wait Windows 8 Release Preview.

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Datacenter en-US
8400.0.WINMAIN_WIN8RC.120518-1423_X64FRE_SERVER_EN-US-HRC_SSS_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO

http://care.dlservice.microsoft.com/dl/download/winsvr2012rc/6/D/7/6D72B71B-AB11-4C93-969D-83DBC5C1972F/8400.0.WINMAIN_WIN8RC.120518-1423_X64FRE_SERVER_EN-US-HRC_SSS_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO?lcid=1033&cprod=w8svrtn

It have no product key but you can find it when it asked for product key on installation setup by opening x:\>sources\product.ini file to the product key.

http://windows8consumer.in/blog/index.php/2012/05/29/installation-process-for-pro-or-media-center-versions-of-windows-8-release-preview-leaked-greatly/

AthlonXP1800
05-31-12, 01:44 PM
Oh well still no Windows 8 client so I am now downloading server at 3.8MB p/s, will expect it to finished in 15 mins. Wow amazing 30Mb broadband. :D

AthlonXP1800
05-31-12, 01:58 PM
:lol: Download almost complete as Windows 8 Release Preview links are now active on Technet. :p

When server download complete then I will download x64 version.

en_windows_8_release_preview_with_apps_x86_dvd_863 997.iso
SHA1: 8BED436F0959E7120A44BF7C29FF0AA962BDEFC9

en_windows_8_release_preview_with_apps_x64_dvd_863 996.iso
SHA1: D76AD96773615E8C504F63564AF749469CFCCD57

AthlonXP1800
05-31-12, 02:10 PM
Server download now completed, now download x64 from technet on chrome. :D

It seemed Technet download manager not worked on IE9 and chrome so I now managed to get it downloading on chrome download manager.

AthlonXP1800
05-31-12, 02:21 PM
Windows 8 Release Preview ISO links now live on Microsoft.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

AthlonXP1800
05-31-12, 02:45 PM
Download x64 from technet finally completed so now I am installing it. (nana2)

AthlonXP1800
05-31-12, 04:16 PM
Did they scrap the Metro UI yet? :D

No, Metro UI is still here.

It running much smoother better and faster than Consumer Preview.

six_storm
05-31-12, 04:38 PM
No, Metro UI is still here.

It running much smoother better and faster than Consumer Preview.

Nice to hear. Going to load it up in VMWare Fusion when it gets done downloading.

Redeemed
05-31-12, 05:49 PM
Meh.

EDIT: I am really curious to see how well this sells. It seems MS has convinced themselves Metro-style UI's are the future.

AthlonXP1800
05-31-12, 06:48 PM
EDIT: I am really curious to see how well this sells. It seems MS has convinced themselves Metro-style UI's are the future.

Same thing with Apple convinced themselves iOS style UI's are the future.

We will see how well Mountain Lion will sell when it released.

six_storm
05-31-12, 10:15 PM
Same thing with Apple convinced themselves iOS style UI's are the future.

We will see how well Mountain Lion will sell when it released.

I'm really surprised that Apple hasn't overhauled the OS to be more like iOS. Yeah Lion has Launchpad that lays out your apps like iOS, but I'm shocked that they haven't made this the main screen like Metro. Hope that made sense lol.

Maybe with WWDC coming around the corner, we will see more stuff like iOS taking over the "Desktop" style of OS X.

nekrosoft13
06-01-12, 09:26 AM
still the same ****, no windows 8 for me

Yaboze
06-01-12, 12:41 PM
Apple's idea is not to make the Mac a touch screen device, but to use gestures on their trackpads. The Apple trackpad is the best there is, it's larger, smoother and handles a lot of different kinds of input, while maintaining that familiar use for those who just want to point and click.

Microsoft is going to the extreme with Metro, putting the same UI on tablets as the PC. I just installed this newest release in a VM. It looks good and is smoother but I really hate it, lol. I prefer the Windows 7 Start Menu over these hot corners they have.

No corp is going to go with this. Windows 7 is the new XP. They're going to be supporting this OS for 10+ years with extensions like XP.

six_storm
06-01-12, 01:16 PM
My copy of VMWare Fusion is acting really stupid with this new release of Win8; it's acting like there are no hard drives available to install it on. No one else seems to have this issue either lol. Guess I'll try to mess with it when I get some time this weekend.

nekrosoft13
06-01-12, 03:17 PM
I'm really not sure what MS is doing with Win 8 honestly. It has zero appeal to me.

same here, if they don't fix windows by 9, then i might be going to OSX.




............................i can't believe i said that..................

Cylphid
06-01-12, 04:28 PM
Apple's idea is not to make the Mac a touch screen device, but to use gestures on their trackpads. The Apple trackpad is the best there is, it's larger, smoother and handles a lot of different kinds of input, while maintaining that familiar use for those who just want to point and click.

Microsoft is going to the extreme with Metro, putting the same UI on tablets as the PC. I just installed this newest release in a VM. It looks good and is smoother but I really hate it, lol. I prefer the Windows 7 Start Menu over these hot corners they have.

No corp is going to go with this. Windows 7 is the new XP. They're going to be supporting this OS for 10+ years with extensions like XP.

I bet you're right. I would also bet metro will be viewed as nothing short of a gift to Apple straight from MS. ;)

I have no issues at all with 7, gave up on linux completely, and love iOS. I'm already considering an ipad and a macbook pro as my next PC replacement.

Whichever way I go though, 8 will not be my primary OS on any computer I personally own.

nekrosoft13
06-01-12, 05:56 PM
Quoted for Eternity!

;)

i still don't like Mac, and i will never buy a mac, but if that is the future of windows, its sad that oSX will be more like PC then windows. In that case if it still remains the same by windows 9 i will install OSX on my PC

six_storm
06-01-12, 07:00 PM
I honestly don't understand the hate on Metro. By the time Windows 8 comes out officially, someone will find a way to disable Metro (or work around it) and we will move on with our digital lives.

My big thing is that you can still get to the Desktop and use it like a normal PC. Yes, Metro gets in the way a little but you can move around it pretty easily. And besides Metro, isn't Windows 8 just Windows 7 with some performance improvements? Who doesn't want that? I know I do! (Yes Windows 7 works just fine performance wise, but would it be a bad thing for it to perform even better?)

I'm welcoming Windows 8 personally; I'm a sucker for new OSs but I'm also very interested in how it will fit into the business side with my clients. I'll have Windows 8 installed the day it releases at work and in my VMs for sure.

Nekro and slaWter - OS X will eventually evolve into something else in the next year or two; I mean, we are at 10.8 this year already. Will the Mac side evolve to more iOS-like style OS? I wouldn't be surprised one bit if they did.

I guess we will all have to go to Ubuntu . . . . :bleh:

nekrosoft13
06-01-12, 07:54 PM
I honestly don't understand the hate on Metro. By the time Windows 8 comes out officially, someone will find a way to disable Metro (or work around it) and we will move on with our digital lives.



Thats not good either, i took my laptop to work with windows 8, let 40-50 people in various departments(IT, sales, production, customer service, quality, etc...) play with it

out of all those people 1 person liked it.

lets say 50% (more likelly 70-90%) of people will dislike Metro and will find a way to disable, install 3rd party tool to bring back start menu, fine.

MS will use that statistics to their advantage, saying windows 8 and metro is giant success because _____ number of people have it installed, while in fact more then half of those people will have it disabled somehow.

Metro simply does not belong on desktop, laptops, business, anyone that care about productivity, its fine on tablets and for people that like giant squares.

This OS should never be released on desktop PCs.

mojoman0
06-01-12, 08:11 PM
i think microsoft removed all code to get the start menu back in this release

six_storm
06-01-12, 08:29 PM
Metro simply does not belong on desktop, laptops, business, anyone that care about productivity, its fine on tablets and for people that like giant squares.

This OS should never be released on desktop PCs.

I agree with this as Metro is a *little* awkward using a KBM. HOWEVER, I have yet to fully test this out for personal and work use so I can't have a solid opinion.

But even if Metro is disable and you have a desktop like Win7, you still wouldn't use it? If not, then why?