Microsoft is gearing up to release Windows 8 to manufacturing
Windows 8, Microsoft’s next-generation operating system, is expected to become commercially available as soon as October 26th, 2012, while being set to hit the RTM status during the first week of August.The platform will bring along a nice range of improvements when compared to the currently available Windows 8 iterations, including a new default wallpaper, rumor has it.
What allegedly would be that very image has just made an appearance online, offering a glimpse at what the desktop in Windows 8 would look like when first accessed.
With the Windows 8 RTM flavor approaching fast, it’s no wonder that more info on what the OS could include have started to emerge.
There’s no telling on whether the wallpaper will indeed be used as the default on Windows 8 when it becomes available, though more on the matter will certainly emerge in the coming weeks.
Coming from techit.co.il, the wallpaper is said to have been extracted from Windows 8 Build 6.2.8888.16384. win8_rtm .120724 1555.
However, it appears that this might not be the build that Microsoft will sign as the RTM flavor of Windows 8, due to a bug that was recently discovered – provided that the translation from Hebrew is accurate.
Instead, the Redmond-based software giant is expected to release Build 6.2.8888.16385. win8_rtm .120724 1555 in the coming days.
The build number falls in line with some other of the latest reports on Microsoft’s plans for Windows 8 RTM, as well as with the path that Windows 7 took towards a final release back in 2009.
On October 26th, Microsoft will make Windows 8 available on both old and new hardware, including tablet PCs that are powered by ARM processors.
The final flavor of the platform is expected to be launched with a variety of graphical changes when compared to the currently available Release Preview, including the lack of Aero Glass, which has been around since Vista.