Bing welcomes you to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

In Windows 7, it was the "betta fish" wallpaper. A nice little joke alluding to the beta copy of Windows 7 it came included with. We can probably expect something similar for Windows 8 when the beta arrives later this month.

In the meantime, something interesting needs to adorn the new Metro-styled Internet Explorer 10. Something that's fancy, something that shows new users around, and a page that's also useful as a search engine.

That would be Bing's welcome page for Windows 8 users. To have a look, point your browser to www.bing.com/?win8start=1. New users to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview will find the second square from the right helpful, though at the moment, the page it points to is not yet ready for public consumption.

Thanks Camlann for the tip!

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MrXXIV said,
Funny, I literally had that fish as a pet when I was younger.

How did they get a photo of your childhood pet?

sialivi said,

How did they get a photo of your childhood pet?

LOL....He actually mean that he literally had that KIND of fish when he was younger.

tuneslover said,

LOL....He actually mean that he literally had that KIND of fish when he was younger.

*"He actually meant" or "He actually means"

Also by saying 'literally' he is saying that he had the very same fish. I'm guessing that sialivi was joking.

De.Bug said,

*"He actually meant" or "He actually means"

Also by saying 'literally' he is saying that he had the very same fish. I'm guessing that sialivi was joking.

Literally

Guessing it'll be the default home page for IE10.
But looks nice, also Canouna mentioned that there is a metro-betta fish like wallpaper in the current build.