CNET First Look
Windows 8 almost ready to serveWindows 8 takes its penultimate step before lockdown, adding multitouch trackpad support and showing off a more complete version of Microsoft's next-gen operating system. Take a tour of the nearly-finished Windows 8 Release Preview.
As the cacophony rises above the radically different windows if Microsoft takes a major step closer to finalizing their new operating system. I am Seth Rosenblatt for -- today we're taking a first look at windows eight release -- the release candidate version. Things almost some folks -- would take a look. New windows eight laptops will ship with track -- that support multi touch for scroll and zoom and edges. For using windows eight's side menus. New default apps include news travel and sports they provide robust in depth and customizable content. Semantic zoom is much smoother. It's been applied to more apps and it's key for navigating in windows eight. The on screen start button has been trunk so works better with the cursor and doesn't interfere as much on smaller screens. Close the desktop like an -- and it frees resources without costing you your work. Closing metro -- the same way and your starting over. Some questions do remain how well look fit with the streamlined mail and calendar apps and metro. Can sync be finished in time where is it actually done and Microsoft is just holding back we know there holding back the final look for desktop mode. It's no surprise that the windows -- release preview is in much better shape than the beta version consumer -- But there's so many things that still have to be fixed. And there's so much scrutiny being placed on this film area of an operating system that it will suffer death by a thousand cuts. With the cautiously optimistic first look at the windows they released preview I'm Seth --