There certainly are some people who aren't crazy about the bold steps Microsoft's taken with Windows 8 — not the least of which are the loss of the start menu and the addition of ribbon navigation in Explorer — but apparently those complaints haven't stopped early adopters from downloading and using the Consumer Preview. A tweet from the official Twitter account of Building Windows 8 (a Microsoft Developer Network blog that's detailed changes and features in the new OS) says that usage of the Consumer Preview is more than twice as much as that of the Windows 7 Beta over the same period of time. No specific numbers are quoted, but the tweet does say that millions are using it every day. If you're looking to join the over one million who downloaded the Consumer Preview on day one, be sure to check our in-depth hands-on with the OS, and take a look at our installation guide if you need some help setting it up.
Windows 8 consumer preview usage more than twice Windows 7 beta at the same point in time. Millions of people using everyday.#thankyou— Building Windows 8 (@BuildWindows8) April 20, 2012