Feb 09 2012

Windows 8 consumer preview

Author: Andie Evans

Microsoft is ready to make the first public beta release of Windows 8 available on the 29th of February at an event in Barcelona.  They are calling it their “consumer preview”

Microsoft hasn’t announced a date Windows 8 will be released to manufacturing although it’s widely thought to be around the October time frame. There’s still plenty that could push the date back given the ambitious nature of Windows 8, with an entirely new UI and built-in Store, compared to earlier releases.

Assuming Microsoft follows the strategy as previous public betas, the Windows 8 “consumer preview” will probably not expire until the final version is nearing release.  More details will become available as we get closer to the release date.

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