Windows 8 arena has got another leak, this time in the form of Milestone 2 Build 7955 of Windows 8. The build string is: 7955.0.x86fre.fbl_srv_wdacxml.110228-1930 and has been leaked to torrent sites and various other FTP file sharing sites out there.
There is also talk about the next leak of Windows 8, possibly being build 7959 (x64). As of today, the latest internal build is 7989.0.110421-1825 and is a Milestone 3 build. Previously, all builds of Windows 8 had a universal key that allowed for unlimited activation. As of now, all new builds are required to use unique key which is exclusive to an employee of Microsoft or a verified tester. This may become a problem for leaking future builds.
“7955 is a pre-milestone 3 build and has the ability to unlock those neat features we saw in leaked screenshots. Since build 7950 was the Milestone 2 exit build and has the same compile date as 7955, so it may be a Milestone 2 (or Pre-Milestone 3).”
“In this build, we can unlock the Ribbon UI as well as the Application Folder. Full DWM can also be enabled in this build. The cool new modern task manager can also be unlocked in this build. Internet Explorer also has an Immersive UI in this build, however, it’ll need to be unlocked in order to use it. The tablet shell logon screen as well as the Modern PDF reader are also available for unlocking. The Metro styled Webcam app, is also abailable for unlocking in this leaked build. It’s unknown if Auto-Colorizaton is in this build. For those wondering, this feature will allow the operating system to find a quick match between an ideal Aero theme color and the desktop background.”