Windows 8 Release Preview out

As you may or may not have read yet, Windows 8 Release Preview is out and I am downloading it as I type. I will then install it upon it’s completion.

I’m planning to give a quick look at things tomorrow. Subsequently I will delve into new and updated apps. There will be quite a bit to update on so it will take time to cover each one. The reviews should end up being a bit more in-depth than I did with the Consumer Preview since they will have updates and this version of Windows 8 is much closer to the final build. There will most likely be more areas to check on functioning like the snap feature and share charm.

My hope for this release is that it is even smoother to use, the Metro style apps do more and the overall experience is more promising. I have gone back and forth over whether Windows 8 is the right direction for users. It is the right direction for Microsoft since tablets and smartphones are becoming the norm. The question that I am unable to fully answer yet is whether Windows 8 with the Metro Style and desktop combined is the right thing for a desktop/laptop PC.

So plenty of updates coming that I will try to get out each day. I will be referring to my previous articles to reference changes but only showing new screenshots. Those previous posts will be edited to reflect the Consumer Preview. Also I am changing the look slightly of the blog now for the Release Preview.

Thank you for those who have read my blog and I hope that more will do so. My goal is pretty much to do this from the everyman’s perspective, awesome writing is not my intention. Reader input though would be helpful to guide me to what you wish to read.

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