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Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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Microsoft Today have opened up Windows 8 for anyone who wants to test and try the latest version of Windows. This is the consumer preview program and it allows users to download and try a time limited verison of Windows for free.

Windows 8 has been built with touch based interfaces in mind, this is probably the biggest single change since Windows 95 arrived almost 17 yaers ago. The new interface, called the Metro will be standard on Windows 8. It is critical for Microsoft to do well with this, as this is an area they are competing with Apple and Google at, both of who already have established tablet platforms.

It is easy to see more, and even download the trial from Microsoft’s website, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/consumer-preview

Are you looking forward to Windows 8, or dreading the change?

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