It's been out since September I think. They're supposed to release the beta version around February.
Is this worth downloading?
anyway, installation in progress http://imgur.com/P69Fb
Last edited by Makgyver; 12-26-2011 at 03:31.
"Although Windows 8's beta will appear a month later in the cycle -- February instead of January -- its Developer Preview launched a month earlier, in mid-September rather than Windows 7's October, perhaps making the two schedules a wash.
At the same Tuesday event, Microsoft said more than 3 million copies of the Windows 8 Developer Preview had been downloaded since it was released to the public Sept. 13."
I'm about to buy a new computer that doesn't come with an operating system AND I'm a computer idiot.
Could I download this as an iso and just make my new computer straight Windows 8?
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Yes, but it will eventually expire (not for a few months at least), and also you may not be able to upgrade to the final version without a reinstall.
No, I would not suggest a complete computer noob to download a pre-beta version of an unreleased OS to run as their primary OS on their machine.
But then....the sadistic IT support side of me....says, yeah, it'll be a breeze and you'll enjoy it. You just cant call me for support on it.