W8 (enterprise) RTM Leak on RTM day
Winunleaked has been in small debate with one of its more prominent members (Canouna) as to urge him to leak the official RTM MSDN W8 build.
The official RTM (Road to manufacturing) build, that canouna now is in possesion off, has been designated as 9200.16384.win8_RTM.
Seeing http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/1/3188541/windows-8-rtm-development-complete, reference this name as well this is the real RTM build.
But there has been another less "protective" person, namely Darren W Baker.
He has installed and is fully running the new Windows 8 Enterprise (Wich was previously a volume license to the now dated naming of "Windows 7 Ultimate), his installation copy is thus a volume licensed "Windows 8 Pro".
This is where we get into a bit more interesting substance atleast in the average end-user features and UI look.
Four points will be put up for debate in the comments section here :
The First point : The new (short) tutorial
This might be just a small tutorial on boot up and when the end-user opens the charms bar for the first time, it will continue as a sort of interactive tutorial.
What is noticeable is that microsoft is pulling the line from MS offices new startup/installation process, that's a bit more friendly to end-user into W8.
Not that we didn't expect this, it's just something to remark as windows has always been an enterprise focussed operating system, wich did everything as quickly as possible without time for animation or a kind word on the BSOD screen for the average end-user.
The second point is a more minor UI change then anything else :
If this is really the new RTM W8.
Microsoft has changed the icon of the microsoft store again, to the new metro windows logo.
And bing has gotten it's own "trending/new application", the new skydrive logo can also be seen on the skydrive application so this should fit with the earlier mentioned round of Inbuild app updates some more favorable users have been getting.
Third point : Our guest canouna
After our short meet up with Mr. Baker, we return to the our first guest, canouna.
He has begun posting RTM snap shots of his Windows 8 samsung slates, a tad odd seeing as windows 8 has a screenshot function build in.
The new Metro logo Store :
The new Backgrounds in action :
This was already mentioned in Tom Warren's post on the new backgrounds.
Fourth point : Fake windows 8 leaks
One of the more notorious to come out is this one :
It has been labeled fake as it is just a Chinese simplified version with an app update, seeing as the hash in the ISO tells it out to be a release preview and the RTM'ed windows 8 have a distinct Hash on them that sets them apart from RP, so this isn't just a miss check it's a fake.
98B191CA93E209DB7C4F8F65D359BF83 is the hash of the Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit Chinese Simplified with apps
As always RTM leaks on any other site than my MydigitalLife and winunleaked are complete fakes if not presented by canouna or any other VIP in the winunleaked forums.
If you want to get your hands on an RTM copy, you'll have to wait a few days.
Full RTM could happen sooner or later seeing as canouna and baker have been teasing everyone and a duck with it.