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Windows 8 final test version released

2012-06-01 08:20

San Francisco - Microsoft on Thursday released the final test version of its next-generation Windows software crafted to power devices ranging from tablets to desktop computers.

"We're thrilled to be at this milestone with the Windows 8 Release Preview," said Windows and Windows Live division president Steven Sinofsky.

The nearly finished Windows 8 software was available for download in 14 languages at preview.windows.com.

Availability of Windows 8 Release Preview marks the final phase of development before the operating system becomes available to makers of computers and other devices.

A "consumer preview" version of Windows 8 was downloaded more than a million times in the 24 hours after its release in February, according to Microsoft.

Comments
  • Thando - 2012-06-01 08:45

    The picture shows Windows 7 - News 24 FAIL !!

  • JNaMolefe - 2012-06-01 09:43

    LOL, agree!!!

  • vessela.hobson - 2012-06-01 15:01

    think i'll be giving win8 a skip by the looks of it.....looks like it was designed for a 5 year old....or a mac user :(

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