Now, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is finally available for Joe Public to get his greasy hands on.
Of course, you wouldn’t normally expect to find us jawing about laptops and PCs on Mobot, but Windows 8 will – all going well – have a massive presence in the tablet arena. Samsung and Nokia, among others, are tipped for Windows 8 tablet action.
Windows 8 borrows heavily from Windows Phone 7’s Metro UI (with a dollop of Xbox Live dashboard thrown in), and it’s largely focused around the use of touch.
“With Windows 8, we re-imagined 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,” said Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky.
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview launches alongside a beta version of the Windows 8 app store. You can download the Consumer Preview right here, baby.