The testing version, called Windows 8 Consumer Preview download has been the target of more than 1 million users in a period of time of just 24 hours. This has been officially confirmed by the Redmond based company.
Microsoft has released on Wednesday, in a press conference at World Mobile Congress, in Spain, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview download. In the next 24 hours the beta system has passed the 1 million barrier.
Steven Sinofsky, the Windows and Windows Live Division President, has said that, using Windows 8 Consumer Preview download, they have managed to redefine the ways through which people are interacting with the PC. The scope of this action was to transform the experience into a natural extension of the device itself. It doesn’t matter if the user is using a tablet, a laptop or any other kind of device. Windows 8 will not make any compromises in which regards the way users will be using their computer.
What is the progress in Windows 8 Consumer Preview download?
Back in September 2011 we have been provided with the Developer Preview. This version was meant to show us the new programming platform. And that was the first time we have noticed that Windows 8 is offering a lot of improvements. We have noticed at that time that some progress has been done on the touch interface, keyboard, mouse etc. however the Consumer Preview download will prove you that the entire developing platform has made some steps forward, offering now a lot of stability, increased performances and quality.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview download brings also the beta version of Windows Store. This is populated with a lot of Metro applications. And when we are saying Metro apps, we are not talking just about those from Microsoft. You will have the possibility to test also some applications from third party developers, too. The best news comes from the fact, that in Consumer Preview, you can download for free all the applications you need.
Why the download of Windows 8 Consumer Preview was such a success?
The new look of Windows 8 Consumer Preview and also the versatility of the new Metro User Interface have been the main reason for such a success when it comes to download total amounts in a such short period.
Another thing that explains the huge success of Windows 8 Consumer Preview download comes from the fact that this new beta system brings more 100k improvements, when compared with the first test version, the Developer Preview.
The look of the Metro interface makes the Windows 8 Consumer Preview download feel like its mobile “brother”, Windows Phone 7. That’s because you will be provided here with Live Tiles. These are presenting data from e-mail services, social networks, instant messaging services and other informational sources, too. Even if this interface has been designed for tablets, it works just fine on computers. This is the feedback provided by that most of the users which have downloaded this version of the famous operating system.
Windows 8 Consumer Preview download looks like a bigger success when compared to the similar phase of Windows 7. Back in 2009 Microsoft has registered the amount of 2.5 million downloads after 2 weeks. Now it looks like the new beta system is much more awaited.
The announcement in which Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8 Consumer Preview download passed over the 1 million barrier has been published on Twitter network.
What else will it be provided together with Windows 8 Consumer Preview download?
Windows Store is offering personalized recommendations and Consumer Preview download provides its users with the possibility to use settings and apps on multiple PC’s, too. This would allow users to test apps in a simple way, while developers might have the chance to develop applications on what ever platform they would like.
Microsoft has a weak position on the smartphones and tablets market. Its main competitors, Apple and Google, are far ahead. Windows 8 Consumer Preview download could prepare the the “Attack” which the Redmond based company is planning to unleash together with the final version of this system, which is expected this fall.
Things to know before starting the Windows 8 Consumer Preview download
Before you will start the download for Windows 8 Consumer Preview you should keep in mind a few things. First of all, Microsoft could modify a lot of things until this operating system will be officially released on the market. Therefore it would be a good idea to avoid upgrading your current system to this beta version. Instead you could download and install the Consumer Preview in a virtual machine.
Then you have to keep in mind the fact that it would be a great idea to download and install the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 on a system which meets its hardware requirements. However, you should know that they are the same with the ones which are needed for Windows 7 to run on your machine.
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