Rumor has it… Windows8 release date!
After much speculations about the release date of Windows 8 Release preview (the Release candidate version), Microsoft has finally confirmed that it would be released in the first week of June. During the Windows Developer Days conference in Japan, Steven Sinofsky announced about the Windows 8 Release preview. After that the official Building Windows 8 Twitter account tweeted about it.
We’ve been hearing a lot of deliberation about the launch date of Windows 8 Release preview and finally Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft’s Windows Division, spilled the beans during the first day of the Windows Developer Days conference in Japan announcing that it will be launched during the first week of June. The news confirms previous speculation that the Windows 8 release candidate would be called a “Release Preview.”
This new leak was confirmed via Twitter today (Link)
Obviously there was a mix up with the slides during the conference, for they showcased the old Windows logo, sparking readers’ interest and inquiries whether or not they are reverting to the old logo. Microsoft responded , however, with this brief note: “just a miss on the slide. #sorry.”
The new Windows 8 logo, which was designed with the assistance of the third party design company Pentagram, has been a bit polarizing to long time Windows fans since it was first revealed. Microsoft said at the time that they wanted the new logo to look more like a window than previous logo, which resembled a flag flapping in the wind. Sam Moreau, the Principal Director of User Experience for Windows, wrote back in February:
Microsoft and Windows are all about putting technology in people’s hands to empower them to find their own perspectives. And that is what the new logo was meant to be. We did less of a re-design and more to return it to its original meaning and bringing Windows back to its roots – reimagining the Windows logo as just that – a window.
The most prominent changes will be:
- The new OS will be the most significant redesign since Windows 95.
- The trademark Windows “Start” button will no longer appear, replaced by a sliding panel-based menu.
- Powering computers running traditional processors from Intel and AMD, the OS will also run on new tablets and laptops running low-power ARM processors.
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