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Friday, June 1, 2012

Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview Announced

Yesterday Microsoft announced the Windows 8 release preview, which can be downloaded from this link. Microsoft earlier in February released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which according to Microsoft was downloaded more than 1 million times on the first 24 hours of its release, that makes it the most tested Windows OS so far, and with yesterday's release it is now on the final phase of development.

The new Windows 8 now includes tons of great new apps for our ease and enjoyment such as:
News, Sports, Bing Travel, as well as Gaming, Music and Xbox apps.

The release preview  also features some improvements to the People, Mail and Photo apps that were included in the consumer preview. It merits mentioning that this time Microsoft has worked really hard in making apps with the help of developers from around the world to provide a better user experience.

Also, the release preview is much more customize-able, increased personalization options for the Start Screen, enhanced multi-monitor support, Family Safety and many more features have been added.

The new Internet Explorer 10 web browser comes with the release preview packed with more features than ever before. A new, improved and energy efficient version of Adobe Flash Player has been integrated as well. The new browser has also been made a lot more user friendly for touch devices particularly.

Minimum System Requirements

  • 1 GHz or faster processor.
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit).
  • 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit).
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver.
  • 1024 x 768 minimum screen resolution.


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