Screenshots: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Screenshots: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Summary: The Consumer Preview is very close to the final Windows 8 user experience, with new touch gestures and improved support for mouse and keyboard. Our extensive gallery explores the look and feel of Windows' latest incarnation.

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  • The Windows 7 beta's mascot, the Betta Fish, finds its way to Windows 8 — though this time as a bubble-blowing Metro-styled cartoon avatar.

  • There's no start orb in Windows 8, just a hardware button on a tablet or a keyboard that takes you into the Metro start screen, mixing application tiles with live information. Just start typing to search, or click to open an application — either in Metro or on the desktop.

Topics: Operating Systems, Reviews, Software

Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

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