Put Windows 8 Consumer Preview to the Test
Article by George Norman
On 02 Mar 2012
The evolution of the Microsoft-developed Windows operating system is moving forward and we are once again reminded about it with the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (aka Windows 8 Beta). The Consumer Preview follows in the footsteps of the Windows 8 Developer Preview which was released late last year and was downloaded more than 3 million times.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview adds a new touch interface, apps, and new ways to connect with people via social technologies on top of Windows 7’s speed and reliability. Microsoft explained that it took the rock-solid foundation of Windows 7 and built on it to come up with a new and better operating system.

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“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.”

If you want to find out first hand what the next milestone of the Windows operating system has to offer, you can now download and test it. Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available for free download here, in English, French, German, Japanese, and simplified Chinese.

Before you go get Windows 8 Consumer Preview, make sure your system can handle the operating system. If you’re already on Windows 7, then you should not have any problems with the system requirements, which are:
  • 1GHZ or better processor.
  • 1GB of Ram for the 32-bit edition and 2GB of RAM for the 64-bit edition.
  • 16GB of disk space the 32-bit edition and 20GB of disk space for the 64-bit edition.
  • MicrosoftDirectX 9 graphics device or higher.

Windows 8 is optimized for touch, so if you want to enjoy the operating system’s touch capabilities, you are going to need a monitor that supports multitouch.






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