If the promises made by Microsoft come true, Windows 8 is sure to mark a watershed in the world of operating systems. Its ultra modern features such as the Immersive Browser and Metro Style desktop introduced in its developer preview version have by now been able to attract a great deal of appreciation from all sides. Well, the developer preview of the OS is gradually being phased out with the release of its consumer preview version.
In this post, the Windows 8 support crew gives you a comparative analysis between the developer and consumer previews of the new OS.
The Developer Preview
As you might know well, the developer preview of Windows 8 was intended to give developers an opportunity to make their contributions in reimagining Windows. Developers largely, and consumers fairly gave their feedbacks; and many desirable changes were incorporated in the upcoming OS, ranging from a suite of sample apps to a plethora of new and exciting features. However, the apps engineered by Microsoft themselves weren’t part of the developer preview, and would come as a feast when the final version is shipped. In short, the developer preview was an experimental launch to welcome the comments and feedbacks of millions of users.
The Consumer Preview
Quite obviously, the Windows 8 consumer preview is largely different from, and offers quite more than its developer version. The several drawbacks of the latter have been rectified in the consumer preview, and it asks for comparatively less system requirements. Moreover, this factor of convenience has contributed greatly to the statistics of the OS being downloaded more than a million times within 24 hours of its release.
Coming to the UI of the OS, the new Start screen is crafted to support hundreds of apps, just like a cotemporary tablet or Smartphone. Moreover, the consumer preview is much smoother and fluid than its earlier version. No wonder, its heard that Microsoft made as much as 100,000 major code changes to Windows 8 since the launch of its developer preview.
Upgrading to Consumer Preview
To all those excited folks who wish to upgrade to the Windows 8 developer preview, the Windows 8 support crew says that the process is as simple as that. All you need to do is tap the Migrate option in your current developer preview version.
Well, that’s all for now about Windows 8.
To know more, do get in touch with Windows 8 help.