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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Demonstration and Commentary

Mike Fara over at http://windows8forums.com takes an interactive approach towards the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. By exploring, explaining, and discussing some common frustrations with the Consumer Preview, while also looking forward to what could be revolutionary changes for Microsoft Windows, we attempt to cover quite a bit in this nearly one hour demonstration. Included are some insights and opinions that may or may not be agreed upon by everyone. But one thing seems certain: Windows 8 is poised to turn heads on RTM. Will it look anything like the system that has currently been released for consumers to both test and, perhaps more importantly, react to? That is something that truly remains to be seen. This video is instructional in nature, at least to some degree, and contains an overview of what most Windows 8 Consumer Preview members will experience upon a first time install. The demonstration is filled with colorful commentary, and nothing is held back. Mike is a Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional, and also holds certifications as a MCSA, MCTS, CompTIA Network+ and A+ Remote Support Technician. He was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in April 2011, under Windows Consumer - Expert, and attended the Microsoft MVP Global Summit in February.

While the Windows 8 Consumer Preview certainly contains some interesting concepts and clearly in-development system improvements, there are also some nags that have lurked CP testers for awhile. What's behind all of this and how does Windows 8 CP shape up in comparison to other Microsoft Windows releases? Is such a comparison even fair? Even after an hour, Mike only manages to hit the tip of the iceburg.

Prepare to make some popcorn and take a look at some promising - or reviling - new features; all depending on how you may look at it. One thing is certain, Windows 8 Consumer Preview is an attempt at, quite literally, "a new start" for Microsoft Windows.

Do you have cold feet about going it alone with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview? You don't have to. Join me in a rational exploration of Windows 8 Consumer Preview. About 45 minutes in length, the video gives you a first hand look at the aesthetics and readily apparent features of Windows 8 CP. As we move closer to the release date, and aggregate even more information, I will take my demonstrations and reviews into the more in-depth features later on, but for now, take a sight seeing journey into what we see and what we can use readily thus far. I look forward to your comments, and hopefully your contributions. I am ready to give my subjective opinion, and hopefully, a bit of objective analysis. As I begin to explore the inner workings of this new system publicly, I hope that you will join me, either in celebration, condemnation, or a mixture of both!

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