Almost three months after the "Windows 8 Consumer Preview" public download milestone, Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview is now available officially for download. Windows 8 Release Preview is a pre-release testing version of Microsoft's upcoming major OS upgrade "Windows 8", the new OS is designed ground-up in terms of interface and focuses on people and apps providing them powerful new ways to use social technologies and to connect with people.
Don't forget to checkout the official release introduction video below.
* Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
* RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
* Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
* Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
* Additional requirements to use certain features:
* To use touch, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch.
* To access the Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768.
* Internet access (ISP fees might apply)