Windows 8 Release Preview is a prerelease version of Windows 8 that focuses on people and apps and gives you powerful new ways to use social technologies to connect with the people who are important to you. It is Windows reimagined. Windows 8 Release Preview is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7 and has the security and reliability features you expect from Windows, but we’ve made it even better. It’s fast, and it’s made to work on a variety of form factors—especially the new generation of touch devices.
Windows 8 Release Preview introduces a new type of application: the Metro style app. Metro style apps have a brand new look and feel, run on a variety of devices, and you sell them on the Windows Store. Experience the newest version of Windows and see for yourself how apps are at the center of the Windows 8 experience.