Free eBook from Dell and Microsoft – Windows 8 For Dummies (pocket edition) and Introducing Windows 8 (free preview edition).
If you’ve promo code, the offer price for a copy of genuine Windows 8 Pro is merely $14.99, much cheaper than Mac OS X Mountain Lion that selling at $19.99 on Mac App Store!
The Skype app offered by Windows Store is not identical to Skype program offered by Skype.com!
By default, Skype.com offers you to download bootstrapper of the latest Skype VoIP freeware. For users of Internet Explorer, it even prompts for creating an account or sign in first prior to download bootstrapper :(
For now the answer is absolutely yes! You should install all packages or just the Windows Live Messenger 2012, if you’re actively using those Windows program (not apps)!
Finally, Microsoft published an official direct download link for Windows Essentials (previous known as Windows Live Essentials) for offline installation (i.e. full installer).
The “secret” system shutdown time in Event Viewer suggests that Windows 8 RTM image was completed on 26th of Jul 2012 by a computer named windows-uj49s6b.