It was only a matter of time until some began posting screenshots of the recently leaked build of Windows 8. News about the leak with the build number 7989 broke on June 18. We did not know a lot about that build back then, other than that it was compiled on April 21. The leak has been made available first on private ftp servers and other private sites, before it made its way to the rest of the Internet.
You can read more about the leak here on Windows 8 News. The screenshots are the first as far as I know that have been posted publicly.
Windows 8 News has all the Windows 8 screenshots for you. The good news is, you not only find the leaked screenshots of the Windows 8 version on the site, but also annotations that describe new features that are shown on each individual screenshot.
The leak was installed on a tablet PC and the user who submitted the photos
managed to get the metro UI working on the tablet. The metro UI was not the one built into Windows 8, but a Rainmeter theme.
The screenshots show several new features, including:
I'd say the findings are not super spectacular but confirm some of the rumors of the past months.
Visit Windows 8 News for all screenshots and descriptions of features. Be aware that the build is still pre-beta which means that the features shown may be changed or even removed at any time during the development process.
If things go ahead as planned, we showed see a public beta of Windows 8 later this year. What is your take on Windows 8 so far? Let us know in the comments.
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