Microsoft has launched a developer preview of Microsoft Windows 8 to the general public. The location can be found here: Windows Metro Style Apps Developer Downloads The information contains an assortment of details about the operating system, including the core OS itself, as well as the Metro UI. While unofficial leaks have spurred rumors and nonsense, an official preview release from Microsoft is sure to provide solid information and a foundry for developers to begin programming Windows 8-based applications. Even those that would run under Windows 7. Over the next few hours and days, we will be providing a massive amount of information on this release: As much as possible to show off what may appear to be new features and functionality.