Post subject: Re: Why don't people leak Windows 8? Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:40 am
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Panda X wrote:
Why dont someone leak chicago 34...
That would be so nice. Of coarse there is the question if it even exists anymore. There could be no copies left, it is possible, though I hope it is not so.
I think it should in MS database.
Why would Microsoft keep random builds?
I don't even know if they do, but I assume if they kept old betas they would be used to implement old features into a new OS. I doubt that Chicago has any features that could be implemented into Windows 8 though.
Post subject: Re: Why don't people leak Windows 8? Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:39 pm
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Joined Sat May 03, 2008 4:28 am
Microsoft has learned from the mistake of leaking many builds during the pre-reset "Longhorn" era: news of leaks (not only builds but also the publicity the company generated during trade events, most importantly PDC 2003) generate overhype and people download them, only to end up with something that is half-baked and buggy at most. This impacts the image of the final product as well. Until today, I still come across some comments saying that the reset was a mistake even though in my experience, the Vista RTM (& SP1) are more responsive than any of the leaked pre-reset "Longhorn" builds.
They won't do that this time for Windows 8 or for any future Windows versions. Thus, the non-disclosure agreements and the security checks (watermarks) are in place.
(I do understand that some leaks were made by those from "the scene" on their own initiative. However, if Microsoft really wanted to keep "Longhorn" under wraps, it would have flexed its muscle.)
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