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Windows 8 is on the way!

We've talked 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. Microsoft showed 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 8.

Updated 8:28pm EST

The Windows 8 Developer Preview can be downloaded RIGHT NOW.

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very strange
By atlmann10 on 9/14/2011 8:25:23 AM , Rating: 2
Well I downloaded it last night and tried to install it, but it asked me for an install code, which I found very strange. So today I tried to open the burned dvd on 2 computers to extract the password with no luck as well. So I am downloading and burning again I guess.

RE: very strange
By Skywalker123 on 9/14/2011 10:13:30 AM , Rating: 2
That is strange, I'm using it right now. It didn't ask me for anything. I didn't have to have a Windows live id to initiate the download either.

RE: very strange
By cjohnson2136 on 9/14/2011 10:46:20 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah me either. I just need the Windows Live id during the install process

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