Yesterday, Microsoft released the developer preview of Windows 8, and it looks like the public has responded extremely well to it. At the BUILD 2011 event in California, Steve Ballmer announced that there have been over 500,000 downloads for the Windows 8 Developer Preview! That’s a huge amount of downloads in less than 24 hours.
The Windows 8 Developer Preview is a working version of Windows 8 that can run on Windows 7 hardware, and is designed to give users a taste of what the operating system is like. It’s definitely buggy (even the blue screen of death is still around), it crashes and won’t support all your hardware – but hey, it’s still somewhat considered a free upgrade and you get to play around with the brand new Metro UI. How many of you have downloaded it and what do you think about it so far?