Winunleaked.tk. Winunleaked (run by a mystery figure called Canouna) has gotten tons of exclusive screenshots, leaks, builds and general information about Windows 8 way before anyone else. I’ve always been fascinated by the site because the author seems to be deeply connected to very VERY sensitive Windows 8 builds deep within Microsoft. Well over the past couple of months, I have been trying to get Canouna to go on the record with an interview for Windows8update.com. This afternoon, he (or she) finally agreed to do a brief EXCLUSIVE anonymous interview. My thanks to Canouna for this. Here’s the transcript: Onuora: Thanks for agreeing to do this Canouna: No problem. Onuora: Why did you start your site? Canouna: I wanted to share what I know with the people who love Windows OS like me. Onuora: Are you getting a lot of traffic? Canouna: It’s depending if I post a news or not, I don’t report news like many other website, all my news are based on what I have in my hands, so this can be 20000 view/day to generally 6000/day Onuora: How long have you been getting Betas? Canouna: Since 3 years now, but collecting (leaked) betas since long time now. Onuora: Why do you get Betas? Canouna: Because I love it, this allows me to follow the full development of an OS, this is very exiting to install a build then discover what changed since the last one, what is fixed, what is secretly masked by microsoft, ect… also im a beta collector. Onuora: What do you think of Microsoft? Canouna: Heh, I think Microsoft is a cool company… a funny CEO and a maestro as president of the Windows Team. Onuora: What do you think of Windows 8 so far Canouna: Exciting, but not new at all, for me Windows 8 is just a Windows 7 with a kind of addon called Immersive/Metro, ect…Anyway, Windows 8 is a good product, based on a stable kernel, Steve, Sinofsky knows how to get success fastly and without major problems… Onuora: What do you like about Windows 8? Canouna: Finally a Microsoft OS who offer you a real pleasure to run it on a touch hardware! Onuora: What do you hate about Windows 8? Canouna: Nothing in general, just I hope to see back the “usertiles” seen on Milestone 1, 2 & 3 builds, with 3 buttons in more (Shutdown/Reboot/Sleep), it’s kinda boring to do that from the charmbar on a non-touch pc. Onuora: How many sources do you have? Canouna: I prefer keep that to myself. Onuora: How fast is Windows 8? Canouna: Windows 8 is fast like a Windows 7 SP1 hardly tweaked! Windows 8, even on Beta stage runs faster than Windows 7 Sp1, the Windows Team have done a really good job. Onuora: What do you think of Software piracy? Canouna: Well, like some games hacker teams say “Buy it if you like it”, so I follow this idea. Onuora: What do you think of torrents and warez? Canouna: Not much, they’ve been here since the beginning, and will be around until the end of the internet. Onuora: Is Windows too expensive? Canouna: Yes is it, it’s surely why people prefer use BIOS mods, loader or infinite rearm solution rather than goingf in to a store to buy the retail box. Onuora: Anything you would like to say to Microsoft? Canouna: Good luck with your next products and just for fun “hire me Steven!” Onuora: Anything you would like to say to the readers? Canouna: Thank you for the trust you have given me, and have fun with Windows 8! Take care of you all 😉 Onuora: Thanks for your time Canouna: No problem]]>
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