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A Million Test Spins in 24 Hours

Looks like there's some real excitement (or general curiosity) for Windows 8. Microsoft announced that the Consumer Preview, released last Wednesday, had been downloaded more than 1 million times in less than 24 hours.

I'm guessing that this number has at least doubled or tripled as of Monday, since many probably held off until the weekend to give it a spin. Microsoft hasn't given any download update since Thursday's Twitter announcement.

This should also give a bump of Windows 8 market share, which sits at 0.02 percent. While that's a tiny fraction of a number, I'm still surprised that it has that -- the only available version was the features-light Windows 8 Developer Preview.

Did you spend some one-on-one time with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview this weekend? Let us know what your initial reaction is by sending a message to dbarney@redmodmag.com.
-- By Chris Paoli

Posted by Chris Paoli on 03/05/2012 at 1:19 PM


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