On February 29, 2012, Microsoft released Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the beta version of Windows 8, build 8250. Alongside other changes, the build brought over the big change from build 8195: removing the Start button from the taskbar for the first time in a public build since its debut on Windows 95; according to Windows manager Chaitanya Sareen, the Start button was removed to reflect their view that on Windows 8, the desktop was an \"app\" itself, and not the primary interface of the operating system. Windows president Steven Sinofsky said more than 100,000 changes had been made since the developer version went public. The day after its release, Windows 8 Consumer Preview had been downloaded over one million times. Like the Developer Preview, the Consumer Preview expired on January 15, 2013.
The system I relied on the most was a ThinkPad L380 Yoga with a Core i5-8250U, integrated graphics, a 512GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM. This was the first PC I installed the Insider Preview builds on, and it's the one that most of this review was written on and based on. This is by no means an ancient, slow, or bad computer, but Windows 11's new requirements make it one of the oldest kinds of PCs that will officially run the software. By running the software primarily on a decidedly middle-of-the-road laptop rather than a high-end custom-built desktop or a shiny new Surface, I hoped to come away with impressions that will better reflect what most people will see on the hardware they're already using.
Other - No ROTOs were performed this week. There were no MER landingsite targets within the available windows of opportunity. The team is identifying,building and testing flight software modifications to improve star processingand reduce the risk of entering C-mode. The goal is to safely eliminatethe need for some of the ROTO restrictions so that ROTOs can be performedmore frequently. MGS has completed 235 ROTOs to date. 1e1e36bf2d