The Consumer Preview version of Windows 8 is available to all users via the internet, the next Microsoft operating system. It is intended for computers but also other mobile devices such as tablets. On Wednesday, the Redmond went to the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2012) in Barcelona to show its latest creation to everyone. In one day, it managed over a million downloads, according to the company. And this trial is not suitable for all audiences.
Being a pre-release software, Windows 8 Consumer Preview is only recommended for advanced PC users who like to experiment with new products. Some experience is required in solving computer problems and knowledge sufficient to restore the previous operating system after trying the previous version. To enable users to explore all possibilities, Microsoft has opened the beta via its app store, the Windows Store for Windows 8.
The access to the store it is necessary to have a previously installed copy Windows 8 Consumer Preview. For now, their catalog of the Windows Store for Windows 8 is composed of a Metro-style free applications. Much anticipation awakens, it is the only place where Metro style applications is being tested, ie those programmed using the Metro design language that debuted with the operating system Windows Phone 7.
The catalog of applications is not too large (does not reach the hundred titles). The interface of the shop is very clear, with many white backgrounds. Can be easily operated via a touchscreen, like the operating system W8. You navigate from left to right, either with a sweeping gesture with the mouse scroll button or using the slider. To find applications you can click on the tile (tile) of the store (store) contained in the home screen and then pressing the Windows logo or use the search tool to locate applications.
Currently, the store Windows Store for Windows 8 is divided into several thematic sections such games, social, entertainment, photos, music / videos, books, news, food, shopping, travel, finance, productivity, and security tools. This section should be added focus (spotlight), which contains a selection made by the company. Within the catalog there are applications designed for Microsoft, but also other external developers, such as WordPress, Kindle, play Cut the Rope or travel search engine Kayak.
The Microsoft development team still needs to further refine the operating system until you have the Release Candidate list, which is the last before the commercial release. For the more adventurous, this is the link to download Windows 8 Consumer Preview.