Windows 8 Consumer Preview available for download

By on February 29, 2012
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Go download it right now.


Interested in checking out what Microsoft’s next Operating System looks and feels like? Then head over to here to download it. Keep in mind that this is a consumer preview or beta version so we would highly advise against putting it on your everyday machine. Microsoft has posted a faq if you would like to know more before downloading/installing it but here are some key features:

Windows 8 is reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new Windows for new devices. And it’s your chance to be one of the first to try it out.

Swipe, slide, and zoom: Touch a full-powered PC. It’s fast and it’s fluid. Take natural, direct, hands-on control.

Apps, front and center: Apps in Windows 8 work together to get things done faster. Get them from the Windows Store.

Your Windows, everywhere: Windows 8 can connect you to your files, photos, people, and settings, wherever you sign in.

Wall-to-wall web: Internet Explorer 10 Consumer Preview brings you immersive web browsing on screens big and small.

The familiar, made better: Still devoted to your mouse and keyboard? Windows 8 makes the tried-and-true feel brand new.

Building Windows 8: Calling all power users: Get the latest news and the inside scoop on the development process from the Windows 8 engineering team blog.


Abbas Jaffar Ali is the founder of and a blogger, geek and self-declared tech pundit who can't stop talking about technology. Find him on twitter as @ajaffarali

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