Windows 8 RTM branch screenshots leak: new boot screen, wallpapers, desktop UI colors
Microsoft’s Windows 8 Release to Manufacturing (RTM) is “on schedule” for the first week of August, and new screenshots leaked this weekend show a number of changes planned for the final version of the operating system. Set to debut to the public on October 26th, the final build of Windows 8 will include a boot screen with the new Metro-style logo, new color picker options for the desktop UI, and additional Metro inspired wallpapers.
Winunleaked has unearthed a number of the changes with screenshots, revealing that Internet Explorer 10 desktop will now interact with the color scheme of Windows 8. Microsoft has previously revealed that it will be removing the Aero Glass interface for the Windows 8 desktop in the final edition — a move that is visible in the latest internal builds. The software maker hasn’t confirmed exactly when MSDN and TechNet subscribers will get access to the final bits of Windows 8, but history suggests this will be shortly after the RTM in early August.
Windows 8 Release Preview, released! Download Now.
Windows 8 Released Preview is actually released. If you were finding it out and just got Windows 8 Released Preview then here I am to help you. There are different links for both of them. The setup loading screen is changed, the betta fish has been removed from the booting screen. The setup is fast and does not hang up between any situation just you computer has to meet the minimum system requirements and if it’s your laptop, it has to be on AC power I mean attached to a charger. The Windows 8 Release Preview has just released and you can download them from here:
OTHER LANGUAGE USERS MAY GET WINDOWS 8 RELEASE PREVIEW FROM HERE
Here are the MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS for the OS to run.
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64)
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
- HDD: 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- Graphics Card: DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
- Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch
- To run Metro style Apps, you need a screen resolution of 1024×768 or greater
- To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366×768
Windows 8 Release Preview coming in the first week of June
Microsoft has said that the Release Preview of Windows 8 will be coming in the first week of June, confirming previous rumors. The announcement was made at the Windows 8 Developer Days conference in Japan. We still don’t know when the final consumer version of Windows 8 will be released, but it looks like things could still be on track for the rumored October launch. Details are thin on the ground as to what the Release Preview will feature — we heard before that it could expand Marketplace support to 33 more countries, but if the Consumer Preview’s success is anything to go by a lot of people will be counting down the days until the new build’s release.
Microsoft reveals Windows 8 desktop UI changes, drops Aero Glass
Microsoft has revealed that it has made some big changes to its desktop UI for Windows 8, which includes moving away from Aero Glass — the UI first introduced with Vista. According to the company, this means visual changes that include “flattening surfaces, removing reflections, and scaling back distracting gradients.”
Despite all of these changes with the interface, the company doesn’t appear to be worried about the issue of “learnability.” Instead, Microsoft believes that with a little help it won’t take long for users to adapt to the new operating system. “We will help people get off on the right foot,” the company explained in a blog post, “and we have confidence that people will quickly find the new paradigms to be second-nature.”
While Microsoft admits that there have been some usability issues with certain gestures in the Consumer Preview, the company says that this is not an issue with people coming to grips with the concept, but instead a problem with the early state of the OS — internal builds are already “significantly improved,” according to Microsoft, so we should see an easier-to-use Windows 8 when the Release Preview launches next month. The post also packs a great dose of nostalgia, as the team looks back at interface issues dating all the way to Windows 1 in 1985. Be sure to check out the source link below for a trip down memory lane.