I haven't installed the consumer preview on my computer since I don't want installing previews on it. But, I have seen some videos about its new features and user interface. For me, its tiles-based UI is one of its good points. That way, things such as the weather and mails can be easily checked and some applications can be easily accessed. Uninstalling the programs (on tiles) can be easily done by just simply right clicking the tile and choosing the uninstall option at the bottom. That saves some time.
The 'snap multitasking' can also help me since mostly, I run more than one programs at the same time. Searching and sharing can also be navigated by just clicking the upper right corner of the screen. Another thing that I liked is the Windows Store. At first, when I heard this, I thought "Is Microsoft trying to imitate Apple's Mac App Store? " But... I don't really care about that now. Actually, I'm looking forward to this Windows Store.
These are the system requirements:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit)
Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device or higher
To use touch, you need a tablet or monitor that supports multitouch
To access Windows Store and to download and run apps, you need an active Internet connection and a screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768
To snap apps, you need a screen resolution of at least 1366 x 768
Before, I thought that Windows 8 would have higher system requirements than Windows 7.
That's some things I like about Windows 8 so when the stable release comes out, I'll probably switch to it. What about you guys? Have you installed either the developer or consumer preview? Did you like it? Would you stick to the previous Windows versions or upgrade to Windows 8 when it comes out?
Edited by Chellesei ♔, 06 May 2012 - 04:50 PM.