So here it goes; Earlier, we discussed about the expected layout of windows 8 here; Now microsoft has released the Win8 in public and talked about its new operating system in CES (Consumer Electronics Show)
Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer of Windows, gives the crowd a demo of the Windows 8 preview during the Microsoft keynote at CES 2012.
Some images of how new windows and its tablets looks like;
Though please keep a lookout for old hardware, as windows 8 consumer preview is giving problems to people trying to install it on older hardware, so be sure your hardware is in the compatibility list.
As a rule of thumb, windows 8 currently doesnt support computers with 400Mhz FSB and less, but supports all computer with 533Mhz FSB and higher.
Some other resources about Windows 8:
Updated 6th March, 2K11: Microsoft officials said there have been more than 1 million downloads of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview a day after the company released the code to the public. Details can be find here; zd.net/zQ7buG