+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 14 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 197
Windows 8 Thread, Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available 29th Feb in Technical; It looks pretty unanimous, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will see the launch of the consumer preview on the ...
  1. #1

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,395
    Thank Post
    601
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 994 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    630

    Windows 8 Consumer Preview Available 29th Feb

    It looks pretty unanimous, the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will see the launch of the consumer preview on the 29th Feb according to these sites:

    It’s Official, Folks, Windows 8 Consumer Preview at MWC, Barcelona*|*TechLeash
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview arrives February 29th
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview due February 29: why it's not called beta | ZDNet
    Windows 8 Consumer Preview launching at MWC | News | TechRadar

    Just in case you didn't know yet

  2. 5 Thanks to Dos_Box:

    Gatt (16th February 2012), lmsg2011 (3rd March 2012), LosOjos (2nd March 2012), stevenlong1985 (2nd March 2012), Steven_Cleaver (1st March 2012)

  3. #2

    Gatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    6,660
    Thank Post
    859
    Thanked 646 Times in 429 Posts
    Rep Power
    498

  4. #3


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    8,899
    Thank Post
    226
    Thanked 2,676 Times in 1,973 Posts
    Rep Power
    787
    The Start button is now on your keyboard...


  5. #4

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,611
    Thank Post
    1,496
    Thanked 1,051 Times in 920 Posts
    Rep Power
    303
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The Start button is now on your keyboard...

    Where it has been for the last 15 years at least!

  6. #5


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    8,899
    Thank Post
    226
    Thanked 2,676 Times in 1,973 Posts
    Rep Power
    787
    The point I was trying to make is that it will be quicker to press the Windows key on your keyboard to bring up the Start Screen, type the first few letters of whatever you are looking for and press Enter, than it would be to move your mouse all the way to the bottom left corner, wait until the Start Screen appears and then click on a tile or scroll right until you find what you are looking for.

    Fear not though, the Start button functionality isn't as dead as it seems. We have confirmed with sources close to Microsoft's Windows 8 development that a hot corner has replaced the Start button orb. (Source)
    In essence this will equate to moving the mouse pointer (if on a PC) into the corner which will fire up the new full-screen Metro-style start screen. Tablet users will be able achieve the same result by flicking their finger to the same bottom left corner of the screen. (Source)

  7. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    4
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    The point I was trying to make is that it will be quicker to press the Windows key on your keyboard to bring up the Start Screen, type the first few letters of whatever you are looking for and press Enter, than it would be to move your mouse all the way to the bottom left corner, wait until the Start Screen appears and then click on a tile or scroll right until you find what you are looking for.
    Yes it would be quicker to use the Windows button from the keyboard, but I'm so used to the start button that I'd still drag my mouse across the screen to click the start button.You know what they say; old habits die hard...

  8. #7

    Little-Miss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,547
    Thank Post
    2,377
    Thanked 750 Times in 459 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    543
    Whats with the little running man on the spacebar?

  9. #8

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,395
    Thank Post
    601
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 994 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    630
    Does anyone know where the download page will be yet? I'm guessing it may be in the same location as the Developers Preview on the Windows 8 news page here: Windows 8 news - Microsoft Windows but if anyone knows any different please let us all know.
    I know there are quite a few builds circulating on various torrents, but given the almost daily build that goes on I'd avoid these with so little time to wait.

  10. #9


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    8,899
    Thank Post
    226
    Thanked 2,676 Times in 1,973 Posts
    Rep Power
    787
    I think a link will be posted on dev.windows.com when the Consumer Preview is available.

    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    What's with the little running man on the spacebar?
    Not sure. I have never seen him on any other laptops before. Maybe it is because you typically use the spacebar to jump in games
    Last edited by Arthur; 24th February 2012 at 04:28 PM.

  11. #10

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,521
    Thank Post
    1,333
    Thanked 469 Times in 306 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    199
    right cmon its the 29th now wheres my beta!!

  12. #11


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    8,899
    Thank Post
    226
    Thanked 2,676 Times in 1,973 Posts
    Rep Power
    787
    We should be able to download the CP shortly after 2.00 p.m. GMT I think.

    The download is expected to go live around 9 AM EST and we highly expect the severs to get slammed with traffic.

    While we do not have any specifics, we have heard that the download size for the x64 build is a little over 3GB in size, which is quite a bit larger than Windows 95 which weighed in at 19 megabytes. (Source)

  13. #12

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    10,395
    Thank Post
    601
    Thanked 2,171 Times in 994 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    630
    Just over 50 mins to go!
    <drums fingers>

  14. #13

    SYSMAN_MK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    4,005
    Thank Post
    489
    Thanked 1,340 Times in 728 Posts
    Rep Power
    428

  15. #14
    zag
    zag is offline
    zag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    3,765
    Thank Post
    898
    Thanked 417 Times in 350 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    87
    Downloading now at a massive 150kb/s lol.

    3hrs to go

  16. #15

    RabbieBurns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,521
    Thank Post
    1,333
    Thanked 469 Times in 306 Posts
    Blog Entries
    6
    Rep Power
    199
    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Downloading now at a massive 150kb/s lol.

    3hrs to go
    from where?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 14 1234511 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. emPSN Technical Briefing (Lincolnshire) - 29th Feb.
    By pete in forum East Midlands Broadband Consortium (EMBC)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29th February 2012, 08:59 AM
  2. Windows 8 Consumer Preview
    By mattlynch in forum Windows 8
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 7th February 2012, 04:41 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 24th September 2011, 04:12 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17th August 2010, 09:13 AM
  5. Windows 7 RC Available To All
    By SYSMAN_MK in forum Windows 7
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 7th May 2009, 05:34 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •