Microsoft has just released the release preview (formerly known as release candidate) of the latest version of Windows, the Windows 8. The company has made very drastic changes to the user interface of the operating system this time, bringing in the Tile interface from the company’s popular mobile operating system, Windows Phone. Not just that, the company has added a lot of new features and security updates compared to Windows 7. If you are a fan of the touch screen display, then you are going to like the fact that the Remond based company has really tweaked the operating system for touch screen devices. So get ready for some awesome touch screen laptops running on Windows 8.
According to president of the Windows and Windows Live division at Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky, since the company’s first preview release of the new operating system, “millions of people” now use the product on a daily basis. He says:
We genuinely appreciate the effort that so many have put into pre-release testing and, of course, we appreciate the feedback too. Direct feedback and feedback through usage contributed to hundreds of visible changes in the product and tens of thousands of under-the-hood changes. We often say that shipping a major product means ‘slowing everything down’. Right now we’re being very deliberate with every change we make and ensuring our quality is higher than ever as we progress towards RTM. The product is final when it is loaded on new PCs or broadly available for purchase.
He says that it will be the partners of the company who will decide whether the operating system is really worth. “If the feedback and telemetry on Windows 8 and Windows RT match our expectations, then we will enter the final phases of the RTM process in about two months,” says Sinofsky. “If we are successful in that, then we are tracking to our shared goal of having PCs with Windows 8 and Windows RT available for the holidays.”
So we can expect that the final release of the operating may be coming out in about 2 months, if the reviews come good. Let us see how it goes.