Windows 8 Beta Coming On 29 February

Microsoft has sent out invites to the press to attend a Consumer Preview of its next generation operating system, Windows 8, during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of the month.

The Redmond-based company has chosen February 29 as the day to launch the beta version of Windows 8, however the company is refusing to confirm that this is the date the OS will become available to the public in general.

However, considering Microsoft’s previous statements that it will be releasing the beta before the end of February, it’s safe to assume that people around the globe will be able to download the new software – for free – on 29 February.

Windows 8 29 February

No new details of the new OS were revealed by the invite and while we do know quite a few details about the new OS, there’s nothing like getting your hands on software itself to see just how well it works.

We’ll be covering all the details of the beta launch as it happens but let us know if you are looking forward to trying out Windows 8 on your PC, laptop or tablet.

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