Windows 8 Consumer Preview: 1 million downloads in 1 day!

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It looks like a lot of people are interested and want to have an early look at the next Windows Operating System. It was just yesterday when the Windows 8 Consumer Preview became publicly available and after 1 day, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was already downloaded 1 million times.

The news came from Microsoft’s Building Windows Twitter account @BuildWindows8 and this is interesting because when Mac OSX (Lion) was release last July 2011, Apple was able to tally 1 million downloads in 1 day, the difference is that Windows 8 Consumer Preview is free, while the Mac OSX (Lion) is not.

It’s also worth noting as to how many of those 1 million downloads where actually installed (and activated?) Windows 8, since I’ve downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for 5 times now and I still have more than 20 hours before the download is completed. Are you lucky enough to download and install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview? How’s the Metro UI using mouse and keyboard?

Source: @BuildWindows8
Image via HowToGeek

Last modified: March 1, 2012

2 Responses to :
Windows 8 Consumer Preview: 1 million downloads in 1 day!

  1. wharen says:

    sir pwede ba itong sa asus netbook?

  2. Abiel Abuy says:

    Better check if your netbook meets the system requirements of Windows 8 Consumer preview.

    Microsoft did indicate that you should have the following.
    Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
    RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
    Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

    But from the FAQ, if your computer is running Windows 7, you can install the Preview version. For more info on how and where to download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, click here.

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