angry tapir writes “While Microsoft has not announced the release date of its follow-up to Windows 7, an early pre-beta version of Windows 8 (although its official name has not been confirmed) has surfaced on the Internet, the second version to appear within a month. It is the second milestone release that has showed up on the Internet this month. Users of this Windows 8 software have said it features a Ribbon-based user-interface, similar to the one used in recent editions of Microsoft Office. This specific milestone build also has software for a Webcam, a new task manager, a PDF reader and an immersive browser.” “Surfacings” like this tell me that Microsoft sees the value in crowdsourced opinion gathering far more than they’re sometimes given credit for.
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Another Windows 8 Pre-Beta Surfaces