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Windows 8 Consumer Preview due February 29: why it's not called beta

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:thumbsup:
 

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yowanvista

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Can't wait :what:
 

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Thanks Aaron.
 

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Kodi

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At Last, it still feels ages away
 

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Colonel Travis

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Good story and comments in the story, thanks.
 

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raj11650

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yeah consumer preview is definitely better than beta the word beta is damaged by google:p

so can we expect a leak before official release as before in case of win 7?
 

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Coke Robot

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Oooohhh Windows 8! :what:

Ahh, I now understand why it's called Consumer Preview, makes sense.
 

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neerajjalutharia

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thanx for the info mate..!! :thumbsup:
 

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MadeOke

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because beta is too mainstream :thumbsup:
 

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I wonder if it will have an expiration like the Win 7 one did???
 

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bagavan

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Is activation required?or will it be free like WDP
 

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CB

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Is activation required?or will it be free like WDP

Activation might be required as it is now Microsoft put more serious thought in it. ;)

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Dave76

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Finally got a possible CP release date, was hoping for next week.

They can call it what they want, just bring it.
 
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xxxdannyxxx

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Finally got a possible CP release date, was hoping for next week.

They can call it what they want, just bring it.

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I am keen to try this out. I have been waiting for the CP for a long time. Windows 7 with its almost weekly leaks was fun, it created a buzz that windows 8 hasn't quite produced for me yet.
 

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Someone just pointed me at a YouTube video apparently by a radio show host by the looks I thought I would share here!

[video=youtube;zck5Bd0VCfQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zck5Bd0VCfQ&feature=player_embedded[/video]
 

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He needs to devote more attention to dental care before opening his mouth.
 

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