Microsoft has made RTM versions of Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5 available to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers.
Rumors according to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley are that Microsoft is already working on updates to Windows 8, code-named "Blue" due out sometime next year, possibly in the summer.
The wait is over for the official bits, at least if you are an MSDN or TechNet subscriber. Windows 8 is available to MSDN subscribers via this link and TechNet here. Servers were bogged down yesterday with people trying to download the bits and today should prove a better day on getting the software. If you aren't an MSDN or Technet subscriber you can 90-day evaluation version here. The code in these versions is the same that will be released to the general public on October 26th as an upgrade or with new Windows 8 PCs.
Microsoft has made it known that attempts to bypass the Metro (or whatever new name they choose to give it) interface, will not work in Windows 8 RTM. But there is a way to get around this behavior and have Windows 8 boot straight to the desktop.
|One of the first images from the Curiosity rover from NASA TV. The rover's wheel is in the lower right corner.|
Eight years in planning and eight months in travel, NASA's Mars Science Laboratory landed safely on Mars, resulting in cheers from the NASA team and showing once again the true grit of American ingenuity and determination. The landing happened around 1:32 a.m. EDT. The Curiosity rover later sent the first images from the Gale Crater after landing.
As we near closer and closer to the landing, there are some places you can watch the event unfold live as it happens at 1:30 a.m. EDT and before the landing as well. NASA will attempt to lower the largest rover yet, on Mars and search for signs of water and past life.
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