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Five Fast Facts about Windows 8

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:

  1. 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.
  2. I upgraded my Windows 7 system to Windows 8. And I found most of the applications working. Same goes for most of the devices.
  3. The Windows Search is much more effective and functional.
  4. This version of Windows looked more social to me. It integrates all your social networks and contacts.
  5. 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:


  1. I guess it is good to know fact#2 and #3 most. Thanks for sharing your experience.

  2. I will dig deeper into it before settling with Windows 8. I may share more later. Thanks for stopping by Bhaiya :)

  3. Riyadh, it looks really cool!

    The download link is not working. :S

  4. Sorry apu.. Took a while to reply.. Actually I forgot... Apu, did you download the ISO and mounted that image?


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