Help me out, someone?
As a result of this, and other, threads, I cleaned out the developer in anticipation of the imminent so-called, consumer release. This got me going on research as to the forthcoming possibilities.
As the news is so universal, I have no real reason to doubt it, but could anyone point me to an original Microsoft source which actually says the Consumer/or Beta, will, in fact, be available for download from the time of the Spanish conference. I could only find a positive reference to the "Store" beta.
From Windows 8 consumer preview build 8250 screenshots emerged | Windows 8 BetaWe know that Microsoft would be releasing Windows 8 consumer preview on February 29 and according to various sources the consumer preview build would be build 8250. Today couple of screenshots has been posted on the Chinese site PCBETA showing that build 8250 has been compiled. Here are the screenshots of build 8250
Various sources are indeed claiming that Windows 8 build 8250 has been compiled though the complete build string of this build is currently unknown. Also according to various sources Microsoft has provided this build to various major OEM partners.