The midnight opening of Currys and PC World on London's Tottenham Court Road, attracted scores of Microsoft fans looking to be the amongst the first to get their hands on a copy of Windows 8. See Microsoft Windows 8 review.
It's not very often that you get people queuing in great numbers for anything other than the latest iOS device, but it seems Microsoft has caught the imagination of queue-happy tech fans in the UK with its new Windows 8 OS launch. See also Microsoft Surface RT review.
The crowd that Windows 8 has attracted at Currys and PC world in London comes as a bit of a surprise as the new OS has been available to download and try in 'Consumer preview' from for sometime now.
It's also a bit of a surprise as buying the Windows 8 DVD in store is double the price of downloading it from the comfort of your own home (£24.99 for the download; £49.99 for the DVD). That said, the Windows 8 download is a massive file and to install it would require one to create a bootable disk/drive of some kind for the .iso file.
Anyway, that's not the story here. The story is "look at the queue!". Microsoft is back probably.
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