Windows 8 Release Preview download available for all

This week Microsoft has come forth with the first real public pre-release version of their next-generation operating system Windows 8, and you can download it today. This software will have you working with Microsoft's new touch-friendly Metro User Interface and will allow you to dive deep into the vision Microsoft has for the future of convergence-minded machines. This software is just a bit different from what we saw ealier this year at our own preview at Mobile World Congress, it being ready for a more public viewing with downloads as easy at a couple of clicks.

The Consumer Preview of this software can be seen in our hands-on by the name of Windows 8 makes desktop computing fun again. This new version has several improvements for metro-styled apps and primarily addresses bugs found throughout the system earlier this year. Have a peek at the release download via the link below:

Windows 8 Release Preview ISO images [Download Link]

Check our Windows 8 portal out for more information on the final release of this software and head to our timeline below to stay fully up to date on all Windows 8 goings-on. You'll find hardware based around the system and plenty of computers ready and willing to be updated when that faithful day does come!