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February 28, 2012

Are You Ready To Run Windows 8 Consumer Preview?


Leap Day is going to be a big day for fans of Windows 8, and not just because of the possibility of upcoming promos from Pluralsight that might just include some great free stuff (stay tuned!).  Tomorrow February 29th, Microsoft will be launching the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  After the launch, consumers all over the world will be able to download a beta version of Windows 8 for their own testing, development, ridicule, etc. 

But are the beta bits really ready for prime-time?  Do you trust the Consumer Preview enough to install it on your primary PC?  Or are you going to relegate it to your brother’s old laptop that is still missing the “K” key?  Let us know what you think in the poll below and of course feel free to hit us up in the comments are.

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About the Author

is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.