Windows 8 'Consumer Preview' Now Available for Download

Windows 8 ‘Consumer Preview’ Now Available for Download

As we first told you a few weeks ago, Microsoft has today released the first “Consumer Preview” of the latest version of its Windows software. The new software has been dubbed Windows 8 and is, according to Micsosoft, is “Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability.”

According to the company, here’s what you can expect from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview:

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a prerelease version of Windows 8 that focuses on people and apps and gives you powerful new ways to use social technologies to connect with the people who are important to you. Windows 8 Consumer Preview is built on the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7 and has the security and reliability features you expect from Windows, but we’ve made it even better. It’s fast, and it’s made to work on a variety of form factors—especially the new generation of touch devices.

Well, there you go. You can go to Microsoft’s website and download Windows 8 to try for yourself. Although, unless you have a touch monitor you won’t be able to experience it exactly as it was intended.

Still, even without one, you can probably get the drift. The download itself comes in at around 3GB to if you do decide to download it, you might want to have some coffee and a good book ready as it’s gonna take awhile.

We’ll be taking the plunge and checking this software out over the next few days. We’ll let you know if we find anything interesting. If you decide to check it out, let us know about your experiences in the comments.

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