Microsoft’s Windows 8 developer preview has been downloaded 500,000 times in less than 24 hours.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage on the second day of Microsoft’s BUILD developer conference to discuss the reaction to Windows 8. “There have already been 500,000 download off the website of Windows 8,” said Ballmer. The figure reveals just how much interest and demand there is for Windows 8. Microsoft’s initial Building Windows 8 video has racked up nearly 6 million views on YouTube since it was originally unveiled on June 1.
Ballmer also discussed the reaction from blogs and the media. ”I’m struggling to think of anything that would make Microsoft devs happier? Stunning news from #bldwin,” said one commenter on Twitter. Another said they loved Microsoft because Microsoft loves its developers. Ballmer also mentioned a comment I made in our BUILD group live blog on Tuesday (thanks Steve!). The quote sums up the feeling around Windows 8, it’s an exciting time and it just feels that Microsoft has got this right. It’s now up to developers to push this forward and make Metro something truly unique and beautiful for end users.
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