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Microsoft Windows 8 consumer preview likely available Feb. 29


On Feb. 29, Microsoft will pull the covers off Windows 8 -- a radical rethinking of the operating system that runs most of the world’s computers. And it has one clear goal in sight: the iPad.
The software giant sent out invitations on Wednesday to an event set for the upcoming leap day, where it will talk about the forthcoming release -- essentially a massive public beta of the next-generation operating system, an overhaul intended to stress the growing importance of tablet computers and smartphones to the overall world of technology.
And you'll most likely be able to download the entire thing for free that day, though Microsoft refused to confirm when the beta software would be available.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/08/microsoft-windows-8-consumer-preview-may-launch-feb-2/#ixzz1lswiErZO