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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  • If you're ready to chat, then Windows 8's Messaging application will get you talking. It'll connect you to the chat services your Windows Account is connected to, in our case Windows Live Messenger and Facebook.

  • The People app in Windows 8 is just like the People Hub in Windows Phone 7, right down to the What's New view that gives you a snapshot of just what's happening in your social networks.

  • You can add more than just a Windows Account to the people account, linking it to address books in Exchange, Hotmail and Google, as well as to your messaging and social network contacts.

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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