Posts Tagged ‘consumer preview’

What Happens When Windows 8 Expires?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Whoops! It turns out that those free, preview versions of Windows 8 aren’t as “free” as one might think …

Microsoft has released three previews of its upcoming operating system Windows 8 to the public. The Windows 8 Developer Preview, Consumer Preview and Release Preview have been, and in many cases are, used by millions of users to test the functionality of the Windows 8 operating system.


Download the Office 15 Consumer Preview Now!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

If you’re interested in a sneak peak at the new version of MS Office, here’s how …

Microsoft is currently holding a press conference where the next version of Office, Office 365 is presented for the first time. If you do not have time to watch the presentation right now, you may be thrilled to know that Office 365 Consumer Preview versions have been made available. The easiest way to download them is to go to the Try Office page on the Microsoft website and pick one of the available versions from there.


What’s Good and What’s Bad About the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

I realize that change is often a good thing … but as I get older, it gets more and more difficult to accept change, especially when that change seems to try to fix something that wasn’t particularly broken in the first place.

I’ve had a good few days now to delve deep into Windows 8 and I’ve decided what I think is good, great, bad and awful about the OS.  I thought I’d share my thoughts with you.  Now I want to start by saying that I’m going to steer away from Metro, I’ve got another article about that planned for tomorrow and frankly this one things has been getting far too much attention and drawing the discussion away from other very important things within the OS.  So here is my list of just a few of the things that I think are good and bad about Windows 8.


Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be Released

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

It will be interesting to see what they’ve changed since the last sneak peek, and if they’ve addressed any of the issues that caused several reviewers to label Windows 8 as “the new Vista.”

The waiting and uncertainty are finally over and at long last all our questions will be answered as Microsoft are set to release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) later today during an event in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress event.  The launch, which takes place at 3pm local time (2pm GMT, 9am EST, 6am PST) will see a download link go live sometime during the event and we’ll post that link here for you straight away, so stay with gHacks!


Windows 8 Consumer Preview Coming February 29th

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

I’ve read a couple of different reviews that labeled Windows 8 as, “Son of Vista” … it will be interesting to see if Microsoft responds to customer concerns or not.

The beta “Consumer Preview” version of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system could be released on Wednesday 29th February.  Microsoft have announced a “Windows 8 Consumer Preview event” in the city, that is also home to the Mobile World Congress expo that week.