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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Now Available

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http://lifehacker.com/5889270/download-the-windows-8-consumer-preview-now

 

Microsoft just released a new version of Win 8, this time aimed at consumers. :biggrin:

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

 

Direct Links:

Win 8 Consumer Preview 64bit

 

Win 8 Consumer Preview 32bit

 

Beta Product Key: DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J

 

Enjoy :thumbsup:

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I liked the Dev preview better. Had a start menu, the shut down button was easy to get to which now you have to log out then shut down. It seems a little bit slower as well. Now it is even more blah to try and use it without a touch screen. Microsoft better think of things with non-touch based computers because touch screens are still expensive and most people will not buy one just to upgrade windows.

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Yeah, it really doesn't make a lot of sense. The metro UI just isn't useful for desktops. Why not fork it off into a version optimized for touchpads and one optimized for desktops?

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I wouldn't fret too much with Metro UI, someone is bound to come up with a way to disable it on retail if M$ doesn't just give us the option built-in.

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I hope to God they don't find some way to incorporate hotmail into this... On the top left in the screenshot, the guy's name and picture reminded me of msn/hotmail.

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I hope to God they don't find some way to incorporate hotmail into this... On the top left in the screenshot, the guy's name and picture reminded me of msn/hotmail.

Probably part of the Windows Live account. They use that on the Zune software too.

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Okay I am actually using it right now and I am NOT impressed, I have seen nothing that looks to me like it might be impressive. Okay I like the weather app, but that is about it.

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in the process of downloading, already made an image of my setup so I'll post back later with my thoughts

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just downloaded it(the trail) will tell you guys my opinion..on how windows has just copied Mac OSX lion.....;)....don't be hating...lol

 

edit: prepare for war...

Edited by Il_napoletano

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