Posted by News | Posted on 29-02-2012 | comments: 0| Posted in
At 2pm today at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona Microsoft is holding an event at which it is expected to launch the Consumer Preview of Windows 8. In case you need to get it straight: later today you may be able to install a stable, feature-complete build of Windows 8 – for free.
The preview is essentially an open beta for users who want a sneak peek at the new operating system. With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to reinvent the PC. Instead of the pop-up Start Menu that users have relied on since Windows 95, Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, populated by a colorful grid of app tiles. In addition, Microsoft will launch the Windows Store, where users can purchase and install touch-friendly “Metro-style” apps.