Windows 8 Consumer Preview Reaches 1 Million Downloads

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Reaches 1 Million Downloads

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a success. It was released yesterday at the Mobile World Congress, with more than “100,000” changes since the Developer Preview version.

Microsoft declared today on the @BuildWindows8 Twitter account that in only one day after it was released to the public, the software was downloaded 1 million times.

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The software was mostly created for “touch” devices but will work on regular desktop and laptops as well. This pre-release “beta” can be downloaded from Microsoft website, but before you do is better if you take a look of the system requirements:

  • 1 GHz or faster processor
  • 1 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

Something else to take in count is about the Metro style, in order to use the applications you must have a minimum of 1024×768 screen resolution, and 1366×768 for the snap feature. If you try to use a Metro style app with a resolution like 800×600, 1024×600 you will get an error message.

Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft said: “With Windows 8, we reimagined the different ways people interact with their PC and how to make everything feel like a natural extension of the device, whether using a Windows 8 tablet, laptop or all-in-one,” “The Windows 8 Consumer Preview brings a no-compromises approach to using your PC.”

Windows 8 is the future of computing. Have you download it yet?