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Enthusiasts are eager to get their hands on Windows 8, even in unfinished form

We reported yesterday that Microsoft made its highly anticipated next generation operating system, Windows 8, available to the public. The Windows 8 Developer Preview is available in three versions:

  • Windows Developer Preview with developer tools (x64)
  • Windows Developer Preview (x64)
  • Windows Developer Preview (x86)

AllThingsD is now reporting that 500,000 copies of the Windows 8 Developer Preview have been downloaded since last night. “We still have a long way to go with Windows 8,” said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. “Our approach to these new opportunities is centered in Windows. It’s not about doing something else. It’s about broadly re-imagining Windows.”

Ballmer also noted that Microsoft isn't going to be favoring Intel or ARM when it comes to processor choice for Windows 8. Instead, Ballmer notes that, “It’s going to be Intel and ARM.”

If you haven't already download the Windows 8 Developer Preview, you can grab it here.



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Count me in
By gmyx on 9/14/2011 6:59:38 PM , Rating: 2
You can count me as one of the people. I haven't installed it yet but I plan to - using VirtualBox.




RE: Count me in
By Manch on 9/14/2011 7:25:42 PM , Rating: 2
Use Win7 when selecting Windows Type.

I downloaded both the 32 & 64 bit versions. 32 for my netbook, and 64 for my laptop. I'm interest to see how it will run on my netbook!


RE: Count me in
By StevoLincolnite on 9/14/2011 7:46:29 PM , Rating: 2
Going to give it a test run on my Windows 7 convertible netbook/tablet later on this afternoon.

A friend of mine tried it out, but he didn't like the whole metro theme on his desktop, but on tablet devices it should be pretty good with any luck.


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