A pre-beta version of Windows 8 launched last night and so I fired up my desktop and got to downloading. I remember being very impressed by the Windows 7 pre-release versions, and so I was foaming at the mouth to take the latest from Microsoft for a test drive.
Sadly, I had to go to work the next morning, so I burned the install DVD and went to bed. As I type this, the installer is almost done running on my laptop and I am eager with anticipation as to the new stuff that will be in this latest version of everyone’s favorite OS.
I’ve been hearing about Windows 8 for awhile, but hadn’t really looked into the new features much. I heard that some things were being borrowed from Windows Phone, and tha’ts pretty much it. I hear Windows Phone is really good from the few people that have Windows Phones so perhaps this will be a Good Thing. That is pretty much the extent of what I know about Windows 8, as I have been deliberately staying in the dark so that I will be (hopefully) pleasantly surprised when I start it up.
In any event, my laptop is almost done rebooting so we’ll see how it goes!