On Wednesday, the Windows 8 Consumer Preview became available. I’ve really been looking forward to this as I’ve been a big fan of the Metro UI feel from using my Windows Phone for a while now.
You can get the Preview at the following URL: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/consumer-preview
Everything at this point seem to be running pretty smoothly from internal tools that I use, to Game (Star Wars: The Old Republic), to developer tools such as SQL and Visual Studio. I haven’t really had any issues. Also all of my hardware is running as expected.
I performed an upgrade on my desktop at home which is my gaming box. And I just completed a fresh install on my work Laptop. I definitely recommend giving this a try, with the understanding that this is still a Beta Product.