29 February 2012

Windows 8: Consumer Preview now ready to download

Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available to download for free of cost. At an event in Barcelona, to coincide with Mobile World Congress 2012, an ever-so-slightly-manic Steven Sinofsky has announced this. This is the public beta of the most important operating system Microsoft has ever developed.

It is free to download, easy to whack on a USB stick or DVD, and well worth installing. Initial reports suggest that the Consumer Preview is slightly buggier than the Developer Preview, but given the huge number of new features and changes — some 100,000, according to Sinofsky — that isn’t a huge surprise.Microsoft will now spend three months polishing the product to create a Release Candidate, it is hop to release before the Christmas.

Download the ISO from here


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