Microsoft Corp has rolled outÂ a preview build of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Known as the â€˜Consumer Previewâ€™, the build is essentially a beta version of the OS and isÂ available for download from Microsoftâ€™s website. As a consumer focused preview, several featuresÂ Â that would interest administrators are absent. However, the build provides a glance of the look and feel of the upcoming operating system â€“ something administrators will no doubt have to come to grips with if they choose to deploy the OS.
The most remarkable feature is the new windows interface withÂ touch-screen and pen input controls in mind, as well as the usual mouse and keyboard combination.The download comes in around 3GB and if you donâ€™t feel like jumping on your neighborâ€™s super speedy unsecured Wi-Fi connection. Here is the download link.
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- Poll: Did you download the Windows 8 preview? (engadget.com)
- Here’s how Windows 8 will allow administrators to sideload and manage apps (zdnet.com)
- Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available to download now! (thenextweb.com)