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Its now been a month since the Windows 8 Consumer Preview was made available (time flies!). Since its launch, it has been great to see all the feedback from members of the education community and beyond about their experience of the new OS to date.

David Pogue's comments, from the New York Times, are a personal favourite with these words “Microsoft has sweated the details, embraced beauty and simplicity, and created something new and delightful. Get psyched.”

From a more personal perspective, I am loving the new OS. Windows 8, with its fast and fluid start screen and the flexibility to work how I choose across touch, mouse and keyboard is a match made in OS heaven. It really is Windows Reimagined, in my opinion, and I can't wait to get my hands on the final version when available.

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If you haven't tried Windows 8, you can download the consumer preview for free today at http://preview.windows.com. Any machine built for Windows 7 will run the consumer preview. Could be a good project for those still off for the Easter holidays :)

As you would expect, we will be posting lots of content and information about Windows 8 leading up to launch and beyond, so watch this space.

In the meantime, we would love to hear what you think about the consumer preview. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

With over 100,000 code changes since the developer preview, I think you are going to love it!

Tim

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