Windows 8 dev preview downloaded 500,000 times

Wednesday, 14 September 2011 20:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during his keynote at BUILD today in California, that there have already been over 500,000 downloads for the Windows 8 developer preview which launched yesterday evening. The preview comes with the new interface, better desktop performance, and a new interface for tablets called Metro. MS also confirmed yesterday Xbox Live would be included with W8, with more details to be announced at a later date. The Windows 8 developer preview can be downloaded here. Thanks, Newowin.