Windows 8's Metro U.I.(Image via CNET)
Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Microsoft debuted Windows 8 in Consumer Preview. It is now available for download here for free from Microsoft.
Windows 8 now looks like it would actually be able to sell, with crucial new apps. Also the official launch of the Windows Store for Windows 8, is available in Windows 8.
As you may know Windows 8 really focuses on the Metro User Interface (U.I.). This is because it is mainly marketed towards Mobile devices like tablets in particular.
Windows 8 will be very dependent on your hardware, unlike previous version of Windows, where it didn’t matter as much.
I am downloading Windows 8 Consumer Preview now, I have been downloading it for the past 7 hours… I have very slow High-Speed Internet. I call it Med-Speed.
If you are to download Windows 8, but you want to still keep Windows 7, you will want to download the .ISO file instead of the .EXE file I linked above. We will go through steps for running Windows 8 on a virtual machine in the near future at Your FAQ.
Image via The Verge
Microsoft has announced today that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be launched on February 29th, 2012 at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The location hints that they could be talking about Windows 8 on mobile devices such as tablets and phones at MWC.
“Microsoft will unveil its Start Screen changes, customization and keyboard / mouse improvements with the latest preview, including a desktop mode without the traditional Start button orb. The Consumer Preview version of Windows 8 will also include some preinstalled Metro style applications, and provides access to the new Windows Store where users can download a range of games and applications.”
If you want to put Windows 8 on a Virtual Machine, here is a how-to we published a few months ago on Your FAQ. We aren’t sure if this how-to guide will work with the Consumer Preview but we will test it out, and post the results in an update to that article after we have a gotten a hold of a copy.
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