Microsoft released the release preview version of it touch oriented operating system Windows 8.  You can install the release preview version by obtaining a copy of it from the Microsoft website. In the release preview version Microsoft had added some new features, you will find more personalization options for the Start screen (including more colors), multi-monitor support improved, and new Family Safety features are some of the changes made in the new release. You may also notice the improvements to the Mail, Photos, and People apps and may also see new Bing-powered Travel, News and Sports apps. Internet Explorer 10 also has new capabilities in the Windows 8 Release Preview like “flip ahead” and a fully integrated secure and power-optimized Adobe Flash Player. IE10 is also the first browser to feature Do Not Track “on” by default. This is the one of the feature we are looking for, as the privacy in the internet world is a storming issue. Here is a look at the new Windows8.

Windows8

The minimum system requirements for installing the Windows 8 is,

  • Windows 8 Release Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7:
  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
  • RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
  • Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver

You can also download the ISO format. 32-bit version has 2.5Gb in size whereas the 64-bit is nearly 3.3GB in size, or you can download windows 8 Release preview as an automatic setup version.

Develop Windows 8 apps

Developing Windows8 app is a fun with the SDK tools. Get the tools to build Metro style apps for Windows 8, the free download includes Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 RC for Windows 8 and Blend for Visual Studio to help jumpstart your project.

Here is a documentation about the Windows8 release preview version. You can download the documentation in PDF format. Here is a look at Windows8 App store,

Windows8-store

Conclusion

With the new features and the new touch based interface Microsoft is redefining its popular operating system. You can download and test the Windows8 release preview as a dual boot configuration or you can use the Virtualbox to test the new operating system. Did you get the release preview version and tested on your system-good ! share your experience with us.

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