Windows 8 public beta to be unveiled today

By Abhinav Lal | Updated 29 Feb 2012
Windows 8 public beta to be unveiled today

Microsoft will be releasing the public beta for Windows 8 today, finally giving the general public a chance to try out the new operating system, ahead of its launch sometime at the end of the year.

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The new OS does many firsts for Microsoft, it offers versions for both ARM and x86 hardware, and, features an alternate Metro UI, with touch-friendly apps, enabling support for portable devices like tablets.

A lot is riding on just how well Windows 8 will be received, and Microsoft is certainly trying to be forward-looking in the face of the slowing desktop PC market, by targeting the new contender in the sphere – tablets.

As you remember, Windows Phone 8 will also share the same NT kernel with Windows 8, allowing for a better connected app and services ecosystem, and cross-platform functionality.

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Stay tuned for more details about Windows 8 public beta, as they are revealed.


 

 

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