plenty about Windows 8 in the past, but Microsoft is really gearing up to
get developers onboard with the highly anticipated successor to Windows 7.
off the latest version of Windows 8 to developers at the BUILD conference
in California this week.
To put the icing on the cake, Microsoft handed out prototype
Samsung PCs to developers attending BUILD with the Windows 8 Developer Preview
already installed. “We reimagined Windows,” said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft. “From the chipset to the user experience, Windows 8 brings a new range of capabilities without compromise.”
The biggest news, however, is that general consumers can
download the Windows 8 Developer Preview starting TONIGHT at 8:00 PM Pacific Time at the following link. The developer preview will run on both
32-bit (can't we kill you already??!!) and 64-bit x86 computers. No activation
will be required for those that choose to install the software, but you will
need a Windows Live ID to initiate the download.
Be prepared for slow servers as everyone and their grandma
will be rushing to get in line to get their "Metro on" with Windows
Updated 8:28pm EST
The Windows 8 Developer Preview can be downloaded RIGHT NOW.