Today is February 29 and it’s a bonus day for everyone! (2012 is a leap year) but a part of this, today Microsoft has unleashed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress event.

Its second official Windows 8 release followed by Developer Preview at BUILD conference last year in Anaheim, California. Windows 8 is totally a new approach to Windows stack, bringing new Start Screen, Internet Explorer 10, SkyDrive integration, DirectAccess, Windows To Go, Client Hyper-V and much more.

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress

The public beta of Windows 8 aka Windows 8 Consumer Preview is live now and available in both x86 and x64 variants. You can grab your copy from the link given below:

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64-bit (x64) Download (3.3 GB) Sha 1 hash — 1288519C5035BCAC83CBFA23A33038CCF5522749

32-bit (x86) Download (2.5 GB) Sha 1 hash — E91ED665B01A46F4344C36D9D88C8BF78E9A1B39

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Over the next few days, we’ll be publishing several galleries with new and interesting features of Windows 8. So stay tuned for more information!

Image Courtesy: The Verge

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