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Windows 8 Consumer Preview runs well on netbooks (mostly)

Windows 8 Consumer Preview may be optimized for computers with touchscreens and high resolution displays, but Microsoft’s latest operating system also runs reasonably well on netbooks and other older computers. The Asus Eee PC 1000H was released in the summer of 2008. It has a 10 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.6 GHz […]

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available for download

Microsoft has released Windows 8 Consumer Preview. You can download 32-bit or 64-bit versions which can be burned to a DVD or loaded onto a USB flash drive for installation.Microsoft has also released a tool that lets you install the consumer preview on a separate partition on your computer so you can dual boot Windows […]

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview coming February 29th

Microsoft is preparing to launch the first “Consumer Preview” of Windows 8. The company is holding an event on February 29th at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain to kick off the launch. The Consumer Preview follows the Developer Preview that the company launched in September, 2011. While Microsoft isn’t using the words “alpha,” or “beta” to […]

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Microsoft could bundle Windows 8 with several Metro Style apps

Microsoft has been offering a developer preview of Windows 8 since September. While the early build of Microsoft’s next-gen operating system gives a good idea of how the OS will look and feel, it doesn’t come with very many Metro-style apps that take advantage of the new touch-friendly user interface. The folks at The Verge […]