|06-08-2012, 03:31 PM||#1|
Join Date: May 19 2008
[Techpowerup.com] Windows 8 Finalized, RTM Arrives on August 15, "Metro" UI Name Dumped
Keeping up with schedule, Microsoft has reportedly finalized the build of Windows 8, with which the company will launch the operating system to the public. After releasing several internal and some public pre-launch builds (such as Beta, Release Preview), the company is ready with the RTM (release to market) build, which is fit for commercial release. Windows 8 RTM, in its various variants, will be available first to enterprise customers and industry partners starting August 15. The commercial launch is on course for October 26, 2012.
In related news, the threat of trademark litigation by German retail giant Metro Group has forced Microsoft to trash the codename "Metro" to refer to its new tiled user-interface (UI), which makes the OS optimized for touchscreens, but is also the primary UI for non-touch computing platforms (such as desktop PCs). According to reports, Microsoft will merely stop referring to Metro UI as such. Metro UI invited criticism from some evaluators of pre-launch Windows 8 builds, particularly from the desktop PC and non-touch notebook platforms.
Sources: Computex.biz, The Verge
|arrives, august, dumped, finalized, metro, rtm, techpowerupcom, windows|
|Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)|
|Similar Threads for: [Techpowerup.com] Windows 8 Finalized, RTM Arrives on August 15, "Metro" UI Name Dumped|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|[Anandtech.com] Windows 8 Released To Manufacturing||News||Reviews & News Online||0||02-08-2012 05:12 PM|
|[Anandtech.com] Windows 8 To RTM In August, Retail In October||News||Reviews & News Online||0||10-07-2012 04:26 PM|
|[Anandtech.com] Microsoft's Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco - We're There||News||Reviews & News Online||0||21-06-2012 10:50 AM|
|[Anandtech.com] Microsoft Provides Windows on ARM Details||News||Reviews & News Online||0||10-02-2012 05:31 PM|
|[Techpowerup.com] Microsoft RTM of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Announced||News||Reviews & News Online||0||30-04-2009 03:51 AM|
All times are GMT +11. The time now is 12:41 PM.