Windows 8 RTM build 8518 screenshots

October 26, that’s the official launch date of Windows 8, and what is a major software release be if there aren’t new screenshots—official and unofficial—here and there.

October 26, that’s the official launch date of Windows 8, and what is a major software release be if there aren’t new screenshots—official and unofficial—here and there. 

Win Unleaked recently dropped some new screenshots of the latest RTM build (8518), and for the people that like squares, Windows 8 will not disappoint in that department. 

 Windows 8 RTM build 8518 screenshots

(Windows 7 Borders and Appearance option screen)

 Windows 8 RTM build 8518 screenshots

(Windows 8 Borders and Appearance option screen)

A quick comparison of Windows 7 and 8 Borders and Appearance customization screens demonstrates that the sharp edges are in, and the rounded ones are out.  Is this a significant change over Windows 7?  Not really (at least I don’t think so).

 Windows 8 RTM build 8518 screenshots

 Windows 8 RTM build 8518 screenshots

The next screenshots reveal that Internet Explorer 10 will integrate seamlessly with the desired Windows theme.  IE 10 will match the looks and feel of a desired theme. 

 Windows 8 RTM build 8518 screenshots

Windows 8, like all previous releases of Windows, will come with new themes, and backgrounds.  Win Unleaked reports that the three new themes are “Windows, Earth, and Flowers.”

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Lastly, the boot screen has changed to match Windows 8’s Metro persona.  The boot screen has a slightly skewed window with a small loading circle below it. 

Win Unleaked’s administrator “vNext” claims that the most recent build of Windows 8 is “incredibly stable and fast, it’s far better than Windows 7 in all ways.”