Microsoft is making the the Windows 8 developer preview available to everyone later today.
That's right - Microsoft is making the 32-bit and 64-bit builds of Windows 8, both with and without development tools, available for download from 8PM PT today.
The ISOs will be available from: http://dev.windows.com/
Some big caveats:
- This is a developer preview, not a beta, so it's not finished, not feature-complete and is buggy.
- Only clean installs are supported, no upgrades.
- No ARM version available.
Why is Microsoft doing this? Two reasons:
- It was going to be leaked anyway.
- Huge PR!
[UPDATE: No registration or product key will be required.]
So, who's going to be checking it out?