Windows 8 Coming Soon, Release Preview Here

[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

The Windows 8 Release Preview is now available for download. Since the February release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which was downloaded more than 1 million times in the first 24 hours, Windows 8 has become the most tested Microsoft operating system of all time, says Microsoft. With this release, Windows 8 enters its final phase of development before it releases to manufacturing.

Microsoft will roll out the Windows Upgrade Offer in 131 markets, including the U.S. and Canada, beginning June 2, 2012. Users buying Windows 7-based PCs through Jan. 31, 2013, can purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for an estimated retail price of $14.99  during the time of the promotion.

Windows 8 Release Preview is touch-ready, and delivers new apps from Microsoft and partners. Highlights include Bing Travel, News and Sports apps, as well as Gaming and Music Xbox apps that integrate with  Zune pass. The Windows 8 Release Preview also features improvements to the Mail, Photos and People apps that initially debuted with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. In addition, there are partner apps through the Windows Store.

A touch-friendly and power-optimized Adobe Flash Player is now integrated into Internet Explorer 10, and it is also the first browser to feature Do Not Track “on” by default, giving customers more choice and control over their privacy.

[Image Courtesy: Microsoft]

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