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 the files but do yourself a favor and only download it from Microsoft links. Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I am pulling from those links and it’s slow as heck but I...

Superleaker Canouna is reporting the ISO names for the new Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Allegedly, the filenames will be: 8250.0.WINMAIN_WIN8BETA.120217-1520_X64FRE_CLIENT_EN-US-HB1_CCPA_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO 8250.0.WINMAIN_WIN8BETA.120217-1520_X86FRE_CLIENT_EN-US-HB1_CCPA_X86FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO He’s also reporting that...

The reports are coming out that the latest build of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is locked and sealed away in the vault. Super leaker Canouna is reporting that on Sunday, the final Windows 8 Consumer Preview build was uploaded to Microsoft Servers under the buildstring 8250.0.WINMAIN_WIN8BETA.120217-1520. Reports...

It seems like Microsoft is getting ready to release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for download. A Windows8update.com reader sent us a tip that the Bing Windows 8 start page is up again. The link in the bottom left takes you to the Microsoft Windows 8 Preview page. Windows 8 consumer preview page Hat tip to...

Tom Warren at theVerge is reporting that the final build of Windows 8 (8250) is expected to get signed off on this coming Friday. More significant is the news of a download time: Microsoft will unveil its Windows 8 Consumer Preview work during a special event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona next Wednesday....

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 be released next week. Stay tuned..

Microsoft have posted another updated on their Windows 8 development Blog. This one has to do with Skydrive in Windows 8. It’s written by Mike Torres and Omar Shahine, Group Program Managers for SkyDrive. Microsoft are going all out with the cloud in Windows 8 and their vision is great and very aggressive. We think...

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 new Defender), is a good or bad idea. On the very surface it sounds like a no-brainer, Windows has some virus problems and so offering Anti-Virus built-in means that from the moment you...

New screenshots of leaked beta builds for Microsoft’s next OS are still showing up on the Internet. Today it seems that the current build number for Windows 8 has changed yet again. The reliable Windows 8 web site Winunleaked.tk is reporting that the latest beta candidate build for Windows 8 is...

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 so far and based on all these leaks and screenshots, I would be surprised if this isn’t out earlier than the end of February 2012. I am assuming that...