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

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

He also sounds as if he had a few too many.....
 

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In the beginning he said he hasn't installed Windows 8, so where is he getting his info and opinions from?
 

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Thanks, Aaron. Date duly noted. :thumbsup:
 

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be build 8250?

If you have been around Neowin long enough, we are talking years, you will know that a build number is something many people track. As the for the upcoming Consumer Preview, Win8China is stating that the build for that product will be 8250.

Why is this important? For one reason it can give us a benchmark as to how close the latest leaks are to the build that will eventually land on our own machines on February 29 and for those keeping score, it looks like Windows 8 is currently at build 8227 which means there are still several iterations to go before we see the actual build that will land on the 29th.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be build 8250? - Neowin.net
 

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Good news, thanks Jan.

Wonder if the long silence will be broken by a leak?
 

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A pleasure Dave!
 

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I think I can wait 17 more days

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The fact that Microsoft has finally found a way (carrot and stick) to stop testers from leaking must please them no end as the techies and other interested parties have whipped themselves into a frenzy and by the time it is released it will be like feeding time in the shark tank.
 

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Hmmm, is there more or less interest because there were no leaks?

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I definitely think so, you want what you can't have....
 

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There's a lot less interest this time around all around *so far*, if you ask me.
 

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I wonder if we Developer Previewers will be able to upgrade(?) to this without having to start from scratch? Will the updates in this version be rolled over into our version?
 

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Do they actually leak it??

Or is it just a gift from Microsoft to keep people in max energy?
 

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There's a lot less interest this time around all around *so far*, if you ask me.

Agreed. I think the Metro UI is not being viewed well by lots of people. Being called "another Vista" is not going to be good for business.
 

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So this will be the last pre-release version? I won't do much more on the Developer Preview--less to backup to move.
 

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I wonder if we Developer Previewers will be able to upgrade(?) to this without having to start from scratch? Will the updates in this version be rolled over into our version?

No upgrade path, clean install only.
 

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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumers Preview Version Launch Date Confirmed?

Seems like the wait for Microsoft's forthcoming OS platform Windows 8 is finally going to be over as the company has decided to unveil the consumer preview version of the product at the end of this month.
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be dished out by the operating system giant on February 29 at an exclusive event in Barcelona, Spain during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 and V3 has it that invitations for the event are also being handed out. Microsoft had earlier confirmed that the beta or preview version of the much awaited Windows 7 successor (as and when released) will be made available to anyone who wants to download it.
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This, according to quite a few industry experts, is very much suggesting at how Microsoft is proactively trying to project Windows 8 as a next-generation OS platform for tablet devices in addition to the traditional laptop and desktop computers.
Though, Microsoft is yet to come up with an official announcement regarding the release date of the final build of Windows 8, many tech-pundits as well media - sources claim that it is going to be rolled out some time during the holiday season 2012.
 

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The wait is almost over

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