Everyone is excited over the upcoming Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which is known as the Beta. Microsoft has been saying that it would be available at the end of February, and today, the company confirms that it will be open for all to download.
Just like the Developer Preview build of Windows 8, which was released back in September of 2011, the Consumer Preview build will be available for all to download.
“The Windows Consumer Preview, the beta of Windows 8 on x86/64, will be available for download by the end of February. This next milestone of Windows 8 will be available in several languages and is open for anyone to download,” Microsoft stated in a recent Building Windows 8 blog post.
Microsoft has also stated that the Consumer Preview build of Windows 8 will showcase Metro styled apps available from Microsoft that support a wide variety of industry-standard media and document formats. On top of that, we will see Internet Explorer 10 supporting HTML5. Microsoft wants to “lead in the industry in providing end-user choice and control over the apps on your system and what you choose to run.”
Recent screenshots were leaked showcasing the Consumer Preview build and offers everyone a little taste of whats to come.
Of course, as soon as the download is available, you will see a link to its download on our site. Stay tuned, its almost here.
UPDATE: Download now available.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 8