Windows 8 Consumer Preview Video

You’re probably aware that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (a.k.a. public beta) was released last Wednesday. And if you’re among those who are still trying to figure out how you’re going to get from Windows XP to Windows 7, you’ve probably been studiously ignoring any news that had anything to do with yet another version of Windows.

Personally, with all the changes going on here in Moose-ville (new Web site, new Desktop-as-a-Service offering, new people coming on board, etc.), I just haven’t had the time to follow all the Windows 8 news. But, now that’s there’s actually something that you can download and play with, I’ve started taking a closer look…and trying to figure out what system I might have laying around that I could actually put it on.

Since I’m a Windows Phone user, I’m somewhat familiar with the new “Metro”-style application interface. At first glance, I wasn’t sure why that was a good thing to have on a laptop or desktop PC. But after giving it a closer look, I’m finding that there are several things about it that intrigue me.

If you’re curious to know more, take a look at this demo video from Microsoft, and let us know in the comments what you think.

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