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Windows 8 Updated Before It Ships

Usually a product is commercially available before it gets its first cumulative update. Not so with Windows 8. It just received such an update, available through MSDN (or more simply through Windows Update).

The already shipping Windows Server 2012 was also graced with an update.

In the case of Windows 8, there aren't just fixes, but improvements. The device drivers are more backwards compatible, battery life is beefed, apps will run faster, and video and audio should be higher quality.

The fact that an update is out before Windows 8 ships and one for Windows Server 2012 is released so soon after its release points to faster testing by the folks in Redmond, says Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's president of the Windows Division.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/12/2012 at 1:19 PM


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