Microsoft previews [tooltip color="black" text="Introducing Metro UI"] Windows 8 [/tooltip] at build conference
Yesterday, Microsoft as expected demonstrated a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named [tooltip color="black" text="Faster than Sloppy Windows Vista and current throne owner Windows 7"] “Windows 8”[/tooltip] at the BUILD conference in Los Angeles.Windows 8 is certainly very impressive, incredibly fast, introduces Metro UI, lot of exciting features, and is specially targeted towards Touch PCs and modern tablet devices.
“We reimagined Windows,” said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, in his keynote address to the thousands of developers in attendance. “From the chipset to the user experience, Windows 8 brings a new range of capabilities without compromise.”
MS has planned to offer Windows 8 in 4 milestones just like they did with Windows 7, i.e. Developer Preview, Beta, RC and RTM. Windows 8 Developer Preview is officially available for download both for 32-bit and 64-bit systems. It is a Free download that developers and testers can get to have first impressions of Windows 8 early build. MSDN or TechNet account is also not required to download windows 8 developer preview. Live Id is also not required for Developer preview
- Visit ‘[tooltip color="green" text="One more place along with this page to download Windows 8 Developer preview"] Windows Dev Center [/tooltip] ’ (http://dev.windows.com/) .
From there, you can download the Windows 8 Developer Preview and developer tools. You’ll also get the Windows Developer Preview guide, forums, docs and other resources to build on Windows 8.
Windows 8 Test version doesn’t requires an activation and offers no support. Also, Windows 8 preview build requires a clean installation, you cannot upgrade or install it on your current Windows 7 installation.
[button_icon icon="cancel" url="www.homeforgeeks.com/social/1114"] Note: This is a developer release that is not meant to be used for daily usage as [/button_icon] [button_icon icon="cancel" url=""] it may encounter bugs and wont be completely stable . [/button_icon]Update: The preview build does not include every feature shown in the Build Keynote. The Developer Preview release DOES NOT include the Windows Store, Windows Live Metro style apps, and some of the user interface features. The focus of the preview is the API and development tools for building Metro style apps.
Windows 8 Developer Preview English .ISO
- [tooltip color="black" text="Download windows 8 developer preview instantly to your PC directly"] 32-bit (x86) [Size: 2.8 GB] [/tooltip]
- [tooltip color="black" text="Download Windows 8 developer preview 64-bit instantly to your PC.Its just 3.6 GB"] 64-bit (x64) [Size: 3.6 GB] [/tooltip]
- [tooltip color="black" text="Download Windows 8 developer preview 64-bit along with all the developer Tools instantly to your PC.Its just 4.8 GB"] Download Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64) (4.8 GB) [/tooltip]
In Windows 7, you can burn the ISO file to a DVD by double-clicking it to open the Windows Disc Image Burner. For older operating systems, you can use a tool such as ISO Recorder to burn the file. Alternatively, you can use such utilities as Virtual CloneDrive or Daemon Tools to “mount” the ISO file as a drive, eliminating the need to burn it onto a disc.
System Requirements: Works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
- Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touc
>> Download Windows 8 Developer Preview Fact Sheet, Sep 2011