I just read on Neowin.net and verified by going to https://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx that Microsoft has added a link to the top of their Windows 7 page to download the beta. It is not funtioning as of this time. Could this be an early Christmas present for the public ? Only time will tell. This was a publishing error on the CMS from Microsoft. Microsoft have now removed the link. Expect access to the beta after Steve Ballmer's keynote on Wednesday 7th January 2009, unless it leaks beforehand of course.