Slideshow: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Windows 8 Consumer Preview offers a new look at Microsoft's upcoming interface for both computers and tablets. Is one device being shortchanged in favor of the other?
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For tablets and smartphones, the new Metro interface is a clear winner: beautifully designed, simple to use, function-rich and offering a wealth of apps that bring information directly to users rather than requiring users to search it out. For owners of traditional PCs, however, the results are mixed. Metro isn't as easy to navigate with a mouse and keyboard as it is with touch. 

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