Windows 8 is entering the final stages of development and is on the road to general availability.
Top things about the Windows 8 Release Preview:
- Improvements to Mail, Photos and People apps since Consumer Preview;
- Increased personalization options for the Start screen;
- Improved multi-monitor support;
- Refinements to the way people find and download apps through the Windows Store;
- New Family Safety features and enriched privacy and security controls when browsing online;
- Enriched support for touch with Internet Explorer 10, including a new capability with Release Preview called “flip ahead” that allows users the option to flip between pages with the swipe of a finger, as well as a touch-friendly Adobe Flash Player now fully integrated into IE10;
- IE10 is also the first browser to enable Do Not Track “on” by default, giving customers more choice and control over their privacy;
- New Bing apps, including ones for Travel, News and Sports
Beginning June 2, 2012, Microsoft will roll out the Windows Upgrade Offer program in 131 markets. Consumers who buy new eligible Windows 7 PCs can purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for estimated retail value of S$17.99 (inclusive of GST).
The Windows 8 Release Preview is available for download here http://preview.windows.com.