MWC: Windows 8 Consumer Preview ready for download
Another milestone passed for operating system
TechLife | 29 Feb 2012 :
Microsoft has released Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
According to Microsoft, Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers a more robust user experience over the initial release of the Windows 8 Developer Preview late last year. The Developer Preview received more than 3 million downloads.
"With Windows 8, we reimagined the different ways people interact with their PC and how to make everything feel like a natural extension of the device, whether using a Windows 8 tablet, laptop or all-in-one," said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft. "The Windows 8 Consumer Preview brings a no-compromises approach to using your PC."
Key updates in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview include improved performance and reliability over the previous developer build; new Metro apps from the Windows Store; cloud storage and sync with Window Phone 7; and Internet Explorer 10.
This preview is available for download at http://preview.windows.com.