Windows 8 RTM Build 9200? Default Wallpaper, Lock Screen Image Leaked

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Windows 8, the next-upgrade of Microsoft's Windows operating system, is expected to become available on October 26th, 2012. Windows 8 RTM is set to be available during the first week of August. As the RTM date is nearing, the internet is abuzz with rumors about Windows 8 RTM build number, a new default wallpaper and a new lock screen image. You can download the leaked lock screen wallpaper and the default desktop wallpaper of Windows 8 RTM. See for the download link at the end of this post. Rumor is Microsoft at first wanted to keep Windows 8 RTM build as 8888. Microsoft even compiled Windows 8 RTM build 8888 (8888.16384.WIN8_RTM.120724-1555). You can simply imagine why Microsoft wanted all 8's in the build number of Windows 8 RTM! …
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Apple OS X Mountain Lion Released, Available For $19.99 On Mac App Store

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Apple has finally released the latest version of OS X operating system, OS X 10.8 dubbed as Mountain Lion, after a year of development. Apple OS X Mountain Lion is available for purchase at $19.99 from the Mac App Store. The 4.05GB update is reasonable priced and comes with many feature improvements like a new Notification Center, Messages app, better social sharing options, Game Center, Dictation, and Power Nap. …
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Audials One 9 Giveaway

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Audials One is an all-in-one solution to all your entertainment needs. Audials One 9 has improved a lot since Audials One 8, which we last reviewed. Audials One 9 helps you to organize your music collection, play music, listen to online Internet radio stations, record streaming music from various sites, record streaming videos from video hosting websites, download music, convert videos, subscribe to podcasts, create ringtones for your cellphone, and rip DVDs. With its built-in DRM remover, you can remove copy protection from purchased music and videos. The software also lets you sync your music library with any portable media player out there. With the addition of various cloud services and its own Audials Anywhere technology, you can virtually play music from anywhere through your own personal cloud. …
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Windows 8 Release Date: October 26, 2012

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Microsoft has officially announced the release date for the long-awaited next update of the Windows operating system, Windows 8. Windows 8 is set to release on October 26, 2012. Steven Sinofsky announced this date at Microsoft's annual sales meeting and The Windows Blog shared the news. The Windows 8 release date is what everyone was predicting. You can mark the date on your calendars if you are waiting to upgrade to the final version of Windows 8. From October 26, 2012, consumers will be able to either buy the operating or they can buy Windows 8 upgrade at promo price of $39.99. Earlier, Microsoft did hinted that Windows 8 is coming in the last week of October. …
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Microsoft’s July 2012 Patch Tuesday: Critical Internet Explorer 9 Vulnerability Patch, Nine Security Bulletins

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Microsoft has issued nine security bulletins as advanced bulletin notification for July 2012 Patch Tuesday. The nine security bulletins fixes 16 issues in the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic for Applications, and Microsoft Office. Out of the nine security bulletins of July 2012 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has rated three of the security bulletins; MS12-043 (Microsoft XML Core Services), MS12-045 (Microsoft Data Access Components [MDAC]), MS12-044 (Internet Explorer), as critical. The remaining six, MS12-046, MS12-048, MS12-047, MS12-049, MS12-050 and MS12-051 as important. Almost all the patches except one will need a system restart. …
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Windows 8 Release Date: RTM In August 2012, Retail In October 2012

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Finally, some confirmation came from Microsoft about the Windows 8 release date. It was earlier speculated that Microsoft will most probably release Windows 8 in the last quarter of 2012. Microsoft is set to release Windows 8 RTM in the first week of August, Windows 8 retail version will be available at the end of October. This announcement was made by Microsoft's Tami Reller at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. The exact release dates are still not available. Also, it should be noted, if Microsoft hits any unforeseen snags during the last stage of Windows 8 development, the release could be delayed. Although, Tami Reller seems confident that such a situation will not occur. Reller states that the company is "on track" and  Windows 8 RTM will be available by the beginning of August. The Windows Store will also start selling paid apps when Windows 8 RTM is released. …
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Microsoft Unveils Four Editions of Windows Server 2012, Discontinues Windows Home Server

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Microsoft officially announced the various flavors of its upcoming server platform, Windows Server 2012. We've seen earlier, during the announcement of Windows 8 flavors, that Microsoft is simplifying their product lineup, to offer increased transparency. The same scenario prevails when the Redmond software giant announced its server platform Windows Server 2012 versions. There will be four such versions coming to the market, namely , the first of which will be available for OEMs alone. Windows Server 2012 will be available in four versions, namely, Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter. Out of these four versions, the first version will only be available for OEMs. But, there's sad news for small office and home users. In the process of simplifying the product lineup, Microsoft has decided to discontinue their popular server platform, Windows Home Server. …
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Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Promo For $39.00 Online, $69.99 Retail

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Microsoft has announced another new Windows 8 Pro upgrade promotion for a limited time only. Through this promotion, Windows 8 Pro online upgrade will cost only $39.99 in 131 markets. The retail boxed DVD upgrade will cost only $69.99. Users who purchases an online upgrade from Windows.com, will also be able to add a backup DVD of Windows 8 Pro for $15 plus shipping and handling. Earlier, Microsoft detailed Windows 8 Pro upgrade promo for users buying a new computer. The latest Windows 8 Pro upgrade promotion will be available from its launch (whenever that will be) until January 1st, 2013. The promo will be valid for all users of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Users of any of these three Windows versions will be able to buy the cheap upgrade to Windows 8 Pro. Windows 8 will be available in three editions, out of which only two are mainstream Windows 8 SKUs. …
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Apologies To All Our FeedBurner Email Subscribers

Major Announcement: We've decided to stop delivering email newsletters via FeedBurner. We request all our FeedBurner subscribers to please use the form on the right sidebar to subscribe again. We've just found out that Google FeedBurner is sending old articles to all our email subscribers. We apology to all our email subscribers for this. To decide if something is wrong with our RSS Feed, we looked into it and found it working fine. We're still in the dark about why this is happening? We are looking forward to all our FeedBurner subscribers for their support. …
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