Windows 8 Consumer Preview

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  • Saturday, March 3, 2012
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    At Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview today, we are stoked to see what Microsoft has in store for the masses. Of course, we already know that Windows 8 wallpapers were leaked earlier this morning, in addition to it being available for testing purposes,  so let us take a closer look at how Microsoft intends to bring the best of PC and the best of mobility under one roof. Microsoft intends to build a unified operating system experience, and Windows 8 might just be their big ticket item to achieve this for a seamless user experience. Windows 8 saw more than 100,000 code changes introduced – so you ought to be able to reap the benefits of that almost instantaneously when you use it.

    Right after the jump is the long and short of Windows 8 at Mobile World Congress 2012, but if you can’t be bothered to trawl your way through words and want to get hold of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you are able to download it here.
    The Windows 8 user experience has been touted to be “fast and fluid”, where it will come in the widest range of form factors, and looks alive at but a glance. Not only that, apps on Windows 8 are easy and powerful, and they complement each other by synergizing. Cloud-connected, you know for sure that a decent Internet connection would be essential to your Windows 8 experience.

    Microsoft intends for you to get the app of your choice within the shortest time possible, and hope that individual apps will make the entire system far richer than as a standalone app. They hope to make it more fun and natural to use, and will target users of all sorts, from those who use multi-monitors to others who prefer tablets. The Metro style interface will hold everything together, and Windows 8 was specially designed to scale with the capabilities of the device using it.

    The user interface was specially designed after taking into consideration just where the average hand is positioned when holding a tablet. On stage, a “touch to draw” password was demonstrated – nothing groundbreaking here, but it is still interesting to look at. Microsoft claims that there will be hundreds of apps available, so the design needs to be different enough to accommodate such changes in ensuring everything remains fast and fluid. Zooming in and out does seem to happen all too easily – which is a good thing, of course. All apps run in full screen (as seen below), and I believe that it will take some getting used to at the beginning.


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