Windows 8 Release Preview will include a number of new features and thousands of improvements – and it's available to download now
Microsoft has released the latest and most complete version of its Windows 8 operating system to date, saying that it contains 'tens of thousands of refinements'.
Windows 8 Release Preview follows on from the release of the Consumer Preview, which was made available in February. Microsoft said that the new version had more personalisation options, improved support for multiple monitors, more apps and new family safety features.
Also included is the latest version of Microsoft's web browser, Internet Explorer 10. The new browser has been developed with touch-screen devices in mind to make the internet feel 'fast and fluid'.
The browser will also have a 'do not track' feature enabled by default, giving users greater privacy online.
Speaking about the decision, Microsoft's chief privacy officer Brendon Lynch said it was time to put the user first.
"We believe that consumers should have more control over how information about their online behaviour is tracked, shared and used," he said.
A number of new apps are also available, including Bing Travel, news and sports apps, Xbox gaming and music. Improvements have also been made to the Mail, Photos and People applications. More third-party apps are now available in the Windows 8 Store.
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