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Enthusiasts are eager to get their hands on Windows 8, even in unfinished form

We reported yesterday that Microsoft made its highly anticipated next generation operating system, Windows 8, available to the public. The Windows 8 Developer Preview is available in three versions:

  • Windows Developer Preview with developer tools (x64)
  • Windows Developer Preview (x64)
  • Windows Developer Preview (x86)

AllThingsD is now reporting that 500,000 copies of the Windows 8 Developer Preview have been downloaded since last night. “We still have a long way to go with Windows 8,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “Our approach to these new opportunities is centered in Windows. It’s not about doing something else. It’s about broadly re-imagining Windows.”

Ballmer also noted that Microsoft isn't going to be favoring Intel or ARM when it comes to processor choice for Windows 8. Instead, Ballmer notes that, “It’s going to be Intel and ARM.”

If you haven't already download the Windows 8 Developer Preview, you can grab it here.



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RE: Already tried it
By damianrobertjones on 9/15/2011 7:43:54 AM , Rating: 2
There's a hidden menu on the right side of the screen or press the windows key


RE: Already tried it
By cjohnson2136 on 9/15/2011 9:41:40 AM , Rating: 2
The problem with the window button is it does not close it, it just moves it to the side. So if you open up 5 apps the Window button will like you flip through. I actually had trouble at first closing an app and discovered that after looking in the task manager and seeing open apps that I thought I closed


RE: Already tried it
By Etern205 on 9/15/2011 5:18:47 PM , Rating: 2
That what I did also, open task manager to close the open apps.
Also most of the basic programs are not available in Metro. I have to press Win+F to open search and then click on the Apps to see everything.


RE: Already tried it
By cjohnson2136 on 9/22/2011 2:20:24 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah once the Windows Store open we will have access to more Win 8 apps, I am trying to develop one myself just need to find the time.


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