Windows 8.1 RTM GA Rollup A x64 leaks to Internet

Start64!The weekend started with reports that Microsoft was preparing a new patch for the Windows 8.1 RTM build called "GA Rollup A" that contains mostly bug fixes and improvements for the OS ahead of its official launch later next week. Now it looks like the x64 version of the GA Rollup A patch has been leaked to the Internet outside of Microsoft's own download channels.

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64 has leaked

Start64!Windows 8.1 hit RTM only a few days ago and while Microsoft has been holding the final bits back from developers via its MSDN/Technet channels, the English version (note: the en-US 8.1 Pro x64 install.wim leaked) of the platform has now leaked. The English leak follows a series of RTM leaks that have occurred since the platform was sent to OEMs that appear to have originated from China.

Gabe Newell's Windows 8 'catastrophe' is now the second most used OS on Steam

Start64!Just over a year ago, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell made headlines when he said that Windows 8 was "a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space". Today, the hardware survey numbers for Valve's Steam service confirmed that the 64-bit version of Windows 8 is now firmly in the second position as the most used OS on Steam.

Download Boot Camp 5.0 for Windows 8

Start64!Boot Camp, the software included with OS X Lion and Mountain Lion so customers can run compatible versions of Microsoft Windows on an Intel-based Mac, now supports Windows 8 (64-bit). In tandem with OS X 10.8.3, Apple this week rolled out Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033, a download package that contains “the Windows Support Software (Windows Drivers) you will need to support Windows 7 and Windows 8 on your Mac,” according to Apple.

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