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Windows 8 is on the way!

We've talked plenty about Windows 8 in the past, but Microsoft is really gearing up to get developers onboard with the highly anticipated successor to Windows 7. Microsoft showed off the latest version of Windows 8 to developers at the BUILD conference in California this week. 

To put the icing on the cake, Microsoft handed out prototype Samsung PCs to developers attending BUILD with the Windows 8 Developer Preview already installed. 

“We reimagined Windows,” said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft. “From the chipset to the user experience, Windows 8 brings a new range of capabilities without compromise.”

The biggest news, however, is that general consumers can download the Windows 8 Developer Preview starting TONIGHT at 8:00 PM Pacific Time at the following link. The developer preview will run on both 32-bit (can't we kill you already??!!) and 64-bit x86 computers. No activation will be required for those that choose to install the software, but you will need a Windows Live ID to initiate the download.

Be prepared for slow servers as everyone and their grandma will be rushing to get in line to get their "Metro on" with Windows 8.

Updated 8:28pm EST

The Windows 8 Developer Preview can be downloaded RIGHT NOW.

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RE: hmmph
By Mitch101 on 9/13/2011 5:09:24 PM , Rating: 2
Take for instance the E-mail and Messages Tile sometimes has a number on them. Thats the number of Messages or E-mails since the last time you checked. Its not the number of Unread e-mail its the number since you last checked. No number then I have nothing to check there. The tiles are informative.

An ICON tells you nothing you still have to open the app to find out no messages or oh I got 3 messages. The tiles keep you from babysitting or micro managing your programs for information.

I can glance and my phone without having to dive into my apps it just makes sense.

New Windows Phone Mango speech technology can't be beat
Windows Phone 7 is the most stable
I have tried different 3rd party applications and integrated services to try to control my iOS, Android, Symbian, and BlackBerry devices just with my voice. Some apps and services did well, but NOTHING has functioned as well as Windows Phone 7.5 (aka Mango) from Microsoft.

Windows Phone 7 growth is big
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