Windows 8 Dev Preview!
Posted by Zerin
So this will be a short post as this has already been known two days ago, but now you can download Windows 8! http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/br229516 I am downloading it now and hopefully put up a full blog post about what it feels like since my total time on windows 8 is about 5 minutes.
What’s going to be majorly different is the Start button will be the start of a GUI, you can turn this off, but I assume more people will like this as it includes big buttons and cool iPhone feel. Or Windows Phone feel might be the proper word. Here’s a pict from a PDF about Windows 8, Link below.
This preview is meant for developers to start working on Windows 8 to make sure their apps work properly with the new system. Also as you may have noticed, MS wants their OS to be used on Tablets as well, might work.
Also more info on a detailed PDF here http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/E/4/1E455D53-C382-4A39-BA73-55413F183333/Windows_Developer_Preview-Windows8_guide.pdf
But keep in mind this is beta software so buggy and imperfect, not to different from the real thing, but a good preview indeed. There are 32 and 64bit versions. But you will need the 64bit version if you actually plan to develop something on Windows 8. Also these are for clean installs only, no upgrades from 7.
Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
- Cray Super Computer
- The ENIAC
- and of course, overpriced Macintosh computers
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Posted on September 15, 2011, in Windows and tagged DirectX, History of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Operating system, Start menu, Windows 8. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.