Operating systems

Windows 8: From preview to release

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Executive Summary

It's been over three years since Microsoft released Windows 7, and its new desktop OS is about to take its first steps in the big wide world. Along with Microsoft Surface and Windows Server 2012, ZDNet has followed Windows 8 all the way from Developer Preview to Release To Manufacturing.

This ZDNet guide looks back on the journey of Microsoft's latest OS, from the formerly-known-as Metro interface on tablets to the Windows app store, from Windows to Go to its enterprise-specific features.

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