100,000 changes in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Microsoft may have launched the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 today but the company is also holding a big press event at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain to help promote the launch. During the event, which was covered by Engadget, Steven Sinofsky, the leader of the Windows team, said they have made over 100,000 changes for the Consumer Preview version compared to the Developer Preview which launched back in September.

The press event went through a number of features in Windows 8, from the personalized lock screen (with items like a calendar and battery rating) and of course the new Metro interface. Windows 8 will come with its own video store where people can download movies to rent or purchase. It will also come with a number of apps including Amazon's Kindel eBook reader and more.

You can check out the live feed from the event to see more of Windows 8 or you can simply download the Consumer Preview version and try it out for yourself. If you don't want to risk your PC to run what is still technically beta software, the final and commercial version of Windows 8 is expected to launch sometime before the end of 2012.

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