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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Announced

4:37 pm on Feb 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Announced [windowsteamblog.com]
Moments ago in Barcelona, we announced the release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, available to download now for anyone interested in trying it out. We've been hard at work for many months now, and while we still have lots more to do, we're excited to show you our progress with the latest preview of the new operating system. I'm a writer on the Windows team, and over the next few weeks, I'll be publishing a series of posts here on the Windows Experience Blog about what you can expect to see in Windows 8, tips for navigating the new operating system, and all the great new ways to have fun and get things done in this preview of a brand new Windows.

Some things you should know before installing Windows 8 Consumer Preview
Before you start the download, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, this is a prerelease operating system


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10:27 pm on Mar 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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my displays are out of an easy arms reach. Big LEDs don't need to be smack in front of your nose.

If that's the way you roll :) I look forward to the creativity of table top displays and what they can bring to the table!
1:35 am on Mar 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

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hey more screens is cool with me... if i could have a 15 inch parked here next to me for my fingers im cool with that.

just don't alienate people that want to use a mouse keyboard, and other input devices other then their fingers. Everything has their use, even everything combind. Nothing trumps 1 or another, just seems like touch is being forced down our pipes with this.

also this new trend of the app taking up the entire screen... which is fine but, what if you want to minimize.. or just switch to another, can you snap some side by side? I used windowed apps layered all the time, even notepad or calc here and there. how he heck does this work anymore? Or is the desktop the only place where it looks like you can mulitask anymore?
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