Installing Windows 8 Consumer preview version (Beta version)
March 3, 2012 7:37am CST
Finally the wait is over. The beta version of Windows 8, also known as the “consumer preview version” of Windows 8 is now available for download. The good news is that the system requirements for the installation is very much similar to that of Windows 7, this means that Windows 8 Consumer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows 7. System Requirements: -Processor: 1 GHz or faster -RAM: 1 GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit) -Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) -Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher Windows 8 is also a touch-based operating system and primarily aims to power a new wave of tablets and PCs designed to counter Apple’s iPads and other tablets in the market. It is obvious that to use this feature, you need a tablet or a monitor that supports multitouch. Windows 8 doesn’t have the traditional “Start” menu, and applications are spread across a mosaic of tiles in a design Microsoft calls “Metro”. The tiles, which resemble road signs, can be navigated with a finger swipe on the screen or with a keyboard and a mouse. I know you are excited and want to know more about this OS. So before you begin with the installation, you can quickly know more about Windows 8 below: Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD7UHLfmj-A
23 Mar 12
windows 8 is not bad from a grphical point of view but from usability i don't know if it can work good especially if they plan to adapt this version to laptop and desktop...and not only to tablets...so we will see for the moment seemed to me really tablet-like but i think that when it will come out probably they try improve also the regular pc experience..