We were just stewing in our jealously of TechNet and MSDN subscribers who are able to download Windows 8 right now, but it seems we don’t have to hate at all.
Microsoft has made a 90 day trial of Windows 8 available to download for all interested.
The description reads:
About This Evaluation
This evaluation provides a 90-day trial of Windows 8 Enterprise edition. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available as ISO images in the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), and Spanish. In order to use this evaluation, you must register and the product must be activated online with Microsoft-hosted activation and validation services. Microsoft does not provide technical support for this software.
Is the evaluation edition really for you?
This is intended for developers building Windows 8 apps and IT professionals interested in trying Windows 8 Enterprise on behalf of their organization. If you qualify under one of the following programs listed below, you may already have access to the final bits and do not need to download this 90-day evaluation.
With Windows 8 only costing $40 I expect it will not be a problem to finally upgrade either.
The trial can be found at Microsoft here.
Everyone downloading yet?
Via The Verge.com