Windows 8 Release Preview now available

Microsoft initially said the Release Preview would be available in the first week of June, well if you’re in Australia, check the calendar, today is the first of June....

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Microsoft initially said the Release Preview would be available in the first week of June, well if you’re in Australia, check the calendar, today is the first of June. A number of news sites had been reporting the release would be early on the 31st of May and in the US, they were right.

Paul Thurrott over at http://www.winsupersite.com/ got the build early and has an awesome breakdown of what’s new. Included in the update is the introduction of new built-in metro apps like Sports, News and Travel. There’s also an introduction of multi-touch trackpad gestures.

We’ll bring you more news as we spend time with the latest release. You can download the x86 version (2.5GB) or x64 version (3.3GB) of Windows 8 Release Preview now.

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