The one million download mark for the beta of the Windows 8 was reportedly reached by Wednesday according to a tweet by Microsoft. The beta of the software was released by the company on the day the Windows 8 beta was unveiled and demonstrated by Microsoft during the Mobile World Congress, which was held in Barcelona.
This gives an indication that the curiosity of a good number of Windows OS users was piqued enough for them to download the beta. This comes after the Developer Preview of the Windows 8 OS which was introduced by the company last September.
The Developer Preview of the Windows 8 OS saw some eyebrows rise following the revelation that it was designed more for use on tablets that are touch-based rather than the regular laptops and desktops. The Developer Preview was a first look at the upcoming OS from Microsoft.
The company also revealed that the number of modifications on the code of the beta of the Windows 8 OS has surpassed the 100,000 mark. A number of the modifications were reportedly made to allow the upcoming OS from Microsoft to be more user friendly to keyboard and mouse users.
During the demonstration of the Windows 8 beta, the advantages of using the OS on a number of computing devices such as PCs and tablets were given emphasis by Microsoft. The Windows 8 OS is supposedly designed to bring together the user experience among mobile devices as well as computers.
The Windows 8 OS reportedly incorporates a number of capabilities and features that will make it a leading operating system for mobile devices.