Is Windows 8 RTM really been leaked out in the Internet??

Q

Happen to read news from various technet sites and blogs, claiming that Microsofts Windows 8 RTM just a day from release has been leaked out in the internet, ready for download in sites. Is it true??just curious and confuse too...

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A

Well first, we wont be able to confirm or deny such things. As per the Code of Conduct that is agreed to by every member when they register for the site, no talks of illegal matters. This would include leaked versions of Windows.

Next the thing is that Windows 8 RTM does not get sold till Oct 26th. It doesnt even hit TechNET or MSDN till the 15th. So how is it that they are claiming that it leaked a day from release when it is only Aug 4th, a whole 11 days before it officially becomes available to anyone.

I would say that those are nothing more than rumors. As per Microsoft themselves on the release schedule:

People will be able get Windows 8 starting on October 26 either by upgrading for $39.99 or on a new PC or device. And if you buy an eligible Windows 7 PC today, you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 (U.S.) through the Windows Upgrade Offer.

However, we have a number of programs that provides various audiences early access to the Windows 8 RTM code to help prepare for Windows 8 as it enters the marketplace this fall:
* August 15th: Developers will be able to download the final version of Windows 8 via your MSDN subscriptions.
* August 15th: IT professionals testing Windows 8 in organizations will be able to access the final version of Windows 8 through your TechNet subscriptions.
* August 16th: Customers with existing Microsoft Software Assurance for Windows will be able to download Windows 8 Enterprise edition through the Volume License Service Center (VLSC), allowing you to test, pilot and begin adopting Windows 8 Enterprise within your organization.
* August 16th: Microsoft Partner Network members will have access to Windows 8.
* August 20th: Microsoft Action Pack Providers (MAPS) receive access to Windows 8.
* September 1st: Volume License customers without Software Assurance will be able to purchase Windows 8 through Microsoft Volume License Resellers.

Please note: if a program you are in is not mentioned, please be patient as dates for Windows 8 RTM code availability for other programs will be communicated when the information becomes available.

As you see they are rumors since it is no where near the day before even the first release date listed and no one can claim to know the future.

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