Windows 8 Download, Freely Available!

Anxious to see Windows 8 in action on your own computer, already? To be honest, I just don’t care about it. Windows XP is still my favorite, although I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed that works like a charm. I don’t know if it’s the looks, but I just can’t dig it. Now, Windows 8 is expected to be aiming the tablets market – if desktop features will be left aside to allow better work on tablets, I think I’ll skip this one, too. After all, Microsoft’s operating systems still don’t have a decent file manager or media player built in, so they are trying to change the platform, now? Anyway, let’s get to that Windows 8 download now…

… because we’re talking about a 100% Windows 8 download here, only that it’s not the final version, unfortunately. 😐 What we can download and install is a Developer Preview edition that comes without any kind of support, but no activation is required, so if you’re willing to give it a try and face a bunch of bugs, you can grab the ISO of this pre-alpha release from this page. Cool enough?

Well, I can say that some people won’t enjoy this too much because 3 to 5 GB to download, depending on the version you choose, seems a bit too much, but… let’s keep in mind that this is a Windows version, after all, not some Android release or some of those minimal Linux distros. 😉

Oh, yeah, in case you were wondering – the versions currently available are Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64) (4.8 GB), Windows Developer Preview English, 64-bit (x64) (3.6 GB) and, finally, Windows Developer Preview English, 32-bit (x86) (2.8 GB). According to the official page mentioned earlier, “Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7” so, if you’re in the mood for this and have the time/hardware resources required to spin this, go ahead! I’ll just wait for your comments, I never was into Microsoft pre-release operating systems…

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  1. September 19, 2011