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Microsoft releases Windows 8 Consumer Preview: Try out Windows 8 for free, without that pesky “release” label

Posted By Locutus On February 29, 2012 @ 8:46 AM In General Tech,Mobile Mania,Windows | 20 Comments

This morning at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Microsoft released Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Essentially a “Beta”, this release is intended to let Windows users see if Windows 8 is right for them. But what’s new in Windows 8 that Microsoft wants you to try? Their site gives several reasons:

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And how does Windows 8 look on a device specifically designed for it — a tablet? This morning, tech news site The Verge showed it off running on some tablets Microsoft had available for conference attendees; see the following video:

Interested? Go to Microsoft’s download [2] site, or optionally their ISO download [3] site, to get started today with Windows 8 Consumer Preview today! If you want to give Windows 8 a try without messing up your computer, try installing it virtually using VirtualBox [4].

Have you downloaded the Consumer Preview? What do you think of Windows 8 so far? Share in the comments [5] below!


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[1] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/whatnew.png

[2] download: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download

[3] ISO download: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso

[4] installing it virtually using VirtualBox: http://dottech.org/tipsntricks/23645/how-to-install-windows-8-on-virtualbox/

[5] comments: #comments

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