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Windows 8 M3 Installation Screenshots Leaked

Posted by Rich On April - 25 - 2011

Screenshots from the installation process of Windows 8 M3 have been leaked online and over at Chris123NT’s Corner, you can see shots of what looks to be the entire process.

Downloading Windows 8? Avoid Fake Builds with this List

Posted by Rich On April - 25 - 2011

If you’re considering downloading Windows 8, be sure to check out this list before you download a fake build:

Windows8 Fake Builds | My Digital Life Forums

The current fake builds on the list are (as of April 25th at 11:12AM ET):

  • Windows 8 build 6 2 7922 0 winmain win8m2 110202-1840 2.25 GB
  • Windows 8 build 6.2.7968.0.winmain_win8m3.110318-1830 4.79 GB
  • 7971.0.110324-1900_x86fre_client_en-us_OEM_Ultimate-GRMCULFREO_EN_DVD 2.75 GB
  • Windows 8 build.7973.0.110329.torrent.rar Windows 8 build.7973.0.110329.torrent.7z
  • 7980.6.2.7980.0.110407-1832.rar 2.78 GB

Disclaimer: I won’t be downloading Windows 8 until it’s made available to me. If a friend picks up a copy at a conference and it’s not NDA (highly unlikely) or if Microsoft decide to send me an early Beta, I’ll install it.

Windows Store Leaked Screenshots for Windows 8 are Faked

Posted by Rich On April - 25 - 2011

In an unsurprising turn of events, the “Windows 8 App Store” leaked screenshots are of a program named Appmart and are not the “Windows Store” that’s coming with Windows 8. The Windows store is locked down, for now.

I don’t imagine the store being much different, interface-wise than this. It would be nice if applications were recommended to you based on anonymous (and opted-in) computer usage. Some will say it would be a major violation of privacy to monitor usage trends, but it would be a great way to find useful software to help you be more productive.

Alleged Windows 8 App Store screenshot is fake: third-party app “Appmarts”| i started something

Editorial: The Future is in the Cloud(s)

Posted by Mike On July - 22 - 2010

I recently posted in Windows Forums about what I think will be the emphasis in Windows 8 development. In a nutshell, I talked about “the cloud”. For those of you not familiar with this terminology, just think about local storage; your C: drive. Now imagine all of the things you hold dear on that little hard drive platter floating around on the internet, ready for you to grab from anywhere. Photos, contacts, e-mails, notes, files, application settings; the list goes on and on. That is the concept of the cloud. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Coming with Windows 8?

Posted by Rich On July - 14 - 2010

I’ve been meaning to read this article for a while now and finally got round to it. Thus, the Windows 8 category begins with Paul Thurrott’s overview of some of the stuff coming with Windows 8.

Here are some highlights from the article if you don’t want to read the whole thing:

When Will Windows 8 be Released?

According to the article, Microsoft currently plans to ship Windows 8 by mid-2012; thus, the first beta should be released by mid-2011 and public beta should follow by the end of 2011. Windows Server “8”/2012 is also being developed concurrently.

User Detection

Windows 8 will likely support detection of which user just walked in the room so that it can automatically turn on your PC, log you in, and play your favorite music. When you get up and leave, Windows will automatically log your PC off for you.

Read the rest of this entry »

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