Windows 8 Release Preview will be the last version of Windows 8 before the final bits ship, probably in late July or early August. As I explained in my overview of Windows 8 Release Preview
, most of the changes between Customer Preview and last week's Release Preview barely rate a zero on the ho-hum scale. But there are two areas where RP has leaped ahead -- IE and Metro apps -- and we've been assured of several more changes to come by the time RTM crosses the finish line. Permit me to step you through a few of the more interesting parts of this version, and the one yet to come -- and draw some comparisons you aren't likely to see elsewhere.