Here it is folks. After a day-long delay, Microsoft makes the Windows 8 Consumer Preview broadly available for the masses in 70 different countries. Windows 8 Consumer Preview is noting but the the first public beta of Windows 8, the next version of its desktop operating system. The Redmond is demonstrating the Windows 8 Consumer Preview OS at Windows 8 press conference at the moment. As of today, I am running the Windows 8 Developer Preview build on my PC, which has been released several months ago. The Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO images can be downloaded and installed on any PC, laptop and tablets. But, the Windows 8 tablets aren’t yet available to test this build on them. There is no word about when we will see the Release Candidate, RTM, and general availability of Windows 8 OS.
The download size of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview varies for 32-bit (x64) and 64-bit (x86) PC machine types. Windows 8 Consumer Preview for 64-bit weighs 3.3GB of size, while the 32-bit build is weighing 2.5GB of size. The recommend specifications for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are – 1GHz processor, 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit) of system memory, 16GB (32-bit) or 20GB (64-bit) of disk space, support for DirectX 9 graphic and to run apps the screen resolution should be 1366 x 768.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview is carrying a lot of exciting features. The preview comes pre-installed with Windows 8 App store, video and music stores, SkyDrive app, Kindle app, Weather app, Stocks app, as well as the Xbox live. Hopefully, Windows 8’s Metro UI works as slick and responsive as existing touch UI’s found on Windows Phone 7 devices.
You can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO images for both the 32-bit and 64-bit Pc machines for free from the links provided here at below.
Product key – DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J.
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview versions for Chinese, French, German and Japanese can be grabbed from Microsoft website. Windows 8 on a tablet would be so sweet. Here is the new logo of the Windows 8. What do you think about the new logo guys?