Windows 8 RTM was made available today.
The download went quickly (considering that many are downloading it today), the install went without issue and took only 15 minutes, the setup routine took about another 10 minutes. I am posting this from Windows 8 RTM Enterprise Evaluation Build 9200.
I am writing this post from Windows 8 Developer Preview. You can get the bits here.
After a successful install and some time to ready myself to the new Metro UI, I have begun installing programs to put this OS to task. According to the Keynote at the Build Conference this week, this release was made public to test not just the new UI and to begin to create apps, but to test your current Windows 7 apps. That is the task for this week.
Windows 8 is being talked about this week. Microsoft today released a Windows 8 preview:
“To aid developers in building applications for the new operating system, Microsoft formally opened registration for its new developer conference, BUILD. The conference will take place Sept. 13–16, 2011, in Anaheim, Calif. More information and online registration for BUILD is available at http://www.buildwindows.com.”