Windows 8 beta

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ATI and Nvidia both release new Windows 8 beta drivers

Are you interested in Windows 8 but afraid to make the jump because of potential gaming issues? For many gamers, it makes sense to stick…

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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available worldwide

Microsoft have released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for worldwide slow download. It’s going to be slow for a while as the whole planet tugs at…

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview – Build 8250 has been compiled

Various sources on the web are reporting that Microsoft has compiled the public Windows 8 Consumer Preview build, 8250. They are saying that this will be the final build that will…

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New Version Of Norton 360 Is "Windows 8 Beta Ready"

There has been a little debate in the Windows community as to whether or not including anti-virus in Windows 8 (in the form of the…

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New Windows 8 screenshots of Windows Defender

A new screenshot of Windows Defender running on Windows 8 pre-Consumer Preview. Notice the Metro-like colors and aesthetic of all the screens. This is looking really cool…

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Tons more screenshots from leaked windows 8 pre beta windows 8 build 8220

Dear God, it’s all over. Tons of leaked screenshots have surfaced on the web of Windows 8 Build 8220. These are from Winunleaked. He says it’s stable…

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New windows 8 6 2 8220 screenshots

Here are some new Screenshots from the Windows 8 build 6.2.8220. Click to enlarge

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New Screenshots from the Windows 8 Beta or Windows 8 Consumer Preview

More news on the continuing Windows 8 Consumer Preview/Windows 8 Beta naming drama. The website windowsblogitalia has come out with a bunch of leaked…

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Microsoft respond to user feedback and are calling the software Windows 8 Beta again

Now that’s funny. Ilana Smith, a lead program manager on the Engineering System team, authored a new post on the Microsoft development blog. Microsoft are…

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More evidence that Windows 8 Beta may be called "Windows 8 Consumer Preview"

Interesting post from the blog of one Darren W Baker that seems to back up Paul Thurrotts theory about the new name for the Windows…

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Will Windows 8 Beta be called the Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

Building upon something noticed by Paul Thurrott a while ago, Mary Jo Foley has a really interesting post out today. In it, she speculates that Windows…

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Windows 8 current build is allegedly at 8184.0.winmain.120113-1850

So the leaks from the legend that is Canouna continue. For those who don’t know, Canouna is the mystery man (or woman) who continues to leak…

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New Windows 8 Rumor – Windows 8 Beta Release Date

We received a rumor about the Windows 8 Beta release date. As a prominent blog that has covered Windows 8 from the very beginning, we tend…

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New speculation about Windows 8 Beta

The mysterious shadow figure called Canouna continues to leak and speculate about the status of Windows 8 development. He has posted the following on…

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Laplink releases PCmover Windows 8 Beta Assistant

Laplink’s new PCmover migration product is designed to automatically move files, settings, user accounts, applications, and more, helping channel pros and SMBs to perform comprehensive…

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What I’m looking for in the Windows 8 Beta

As we race right into 2012, I’m starting to get excited about the prospect of testing the Windows 8 Beta. I’m looking for very specific things…

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Laplink Is Releasing A Free Migration Tool For Windows 8 Beta

While there have been mixed opinions regarding Windows Developer Preview, I honestly can say that I’ve found it a relatively stable (if not a little…

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New screenshots leak from the Windows 8 Beta

Some new Windows 8 screenshots have emerged from Win8China. These screenshots allegedly show changes to the installation process of Windows 8 that have been…

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Windows 8’s New Music Player, Is It Enough?

When it comes to Windows 8, one of the largest focuses is clearly around the Metro interface. Metro receives a lot of attention for a…

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Microsoft confirm Windows 8 Beta will be released in Late February 2012

Microsoft have in effect confirmed the Windows 8 Beta release date. Today in San Francisco, they confirmed that the Windows 8 Beta will indeed be released…