Download Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview – Next Generation of Windows

| September 30, 2011
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With Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview (64-bit) you can now preview and explore the next generation of Windows, and it’s all new shiny Metro interface. The Developer Preview of Windows 8 gives you an early insight on the next generation of Microsoft Windows. This brings the complete overview of all new features of Windows 8. The next generation of windows is equipped with touch interface, all new desktop applications and much more.

Irrespective of if you are developer or not, this developer preview release of Windows 8 is for everyone and everyone can use it. The new touch interface also works well with mouse and keyboard. The developer preview requires a clean installation and you cannot un-install it later on, so it is better that you install it on a spare computer. But in case you don’t have any spare computer then you can run it on VirtualBox virtual machine. You will find the new Metro-style desktop which is equipped with extras. Therefore as well as links to Explorer, Control Panel, Internet Explorer and the old-style desktop, weather app, social networking tools, games, productivity apps and more.

Obligatory Microsoft notice: The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. These downloads include pre-release software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment. The features and functionality in the pre-release software may not appear in the final version. Some product features and functionality may require advanced or additional hardware, or installation of other software.

Some of the key features of Windows 8 Developer Preview are:

  • Windows SDK for Metro style apps
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express for Windows Developer Preview
  • Microsoft Expression Blend 5 Developer Preview
  • 28 Metro style apps including the BUILD Conference apps

Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview is a great release and will give you a great feel for how Windows 8 will look and work, However this release is not reliable by any sense.

Download Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview (64-bit) from here.

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