Windows 8 RTM released through MSDN, 90 day evaluation version also available

Microsoft has released a fresh version of Windows 8 release to manufacturers (RTM) for MSDN subscribers. For those who are Windows 8 developers but not subscribers, Microsoft has also released a 90 day evaluation version of Windows 8.

Still slated for release on October 26th, this is the final version of Windows 8.

A few notes about the 90 day evaluation copy is that it can not be upgraded and, obviously, will expire. To upgrade, you'll need to uninstall the evaluation copy and a non-evaluation version of Windows 8 must be installed.

You can find the latest RTM copy of Windows 8 here at the MSDN Windows Dev Center and the 90 day evaluation copy here the MSDN Evaluation Center.

Oh and just as a reminder to those who are interested in dabbling with the evaluation copy, upgrading to Windows 8 is $39.99 and if you purchase an eligible Windows 7 PC today, you will be able to purchase the upgrade for $14.99 through the Windows Upgrade offer.

Source: MSDN

George Ponder

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