Windows 8 Windows 8 Public Developer Preview Confirmed... For Later Today!


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Feb 7, 2009
Today at Microsoft BUILD, Microsoft confirmed that the developer bits of Windows 8 will be available for download starting at 8 PM AST (this translates into 12 am Atlantic, 11 PM eastern time and 4 am british).

It includes demonstration/developmental apps and a fully featured metro UI.

Taken from todays announcement:
Starting at 8PM today, Seattle time, you can download all of the code that attendees at BUILD received. This includes 32 or 64 bit x86 builds, with or without development tools. The releases also include a suite of sample/SDK applications and the SDK (please note these are merely illustrations of potential apps, not apps that we intend to ship with Windows 8). The ISOs are linked to from You download with a Windows Live ID (which you might want to use to test out some of the new roaming features). Upgrade from Windows 7 installation is not supported for pre-release code; only clean installs are supported. Reminder: this is a developer preview release and is not meant for production. It is not a beta release.

The download will go live, here:
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