|Screen shot of my Windows 8 Start Screen|
Just installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview [Evaluation Copy. Build: 8250]. After few minutes of dabbling in the new system I felt like I should share some facts about Windows 8 with my friends. There are just the five of them right now.
Five Fast Facts about Windows 8:
- There is no Start Menu! LOL. I am not kidding! There is really no Start Menu in Win 8. They have a Start Screen instead. You can access it with both keyboard and mouse.
- I upgraded my Windows 7 system to Windows 8. And I found most of the applications working. Same goes for most of the devices.
- The Windows Search is much more effective and functional.
- This version of Windows looked more social to me. It integrates all your social networks and contacts.
- Last but not the least: If you ever have used a Windows 7 Phone, you will probably find most of the features of Windows 8 very familiar. I have been using Windows 7 Phone for almost a year. And after installing Windows 8, I feel like I am using my mobile on my desktop. :P
I am not sure whether Windows 8 will be a success or not. But I am pretty sure that I am an early adopter. :P You can download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview ISO directly from Microsoft's website. And you can download it legally ;). Here's the link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso