Thursday, January 12, 2012

Downloads for Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview is Now Available!

Free downloads of Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview is now available. And the newest version of operating system is now teasing anyone who would like to experience the appealing environment ahead of its official release date. You can choose in either 64-bit (x64) or 32-bit (x86) both in English available versions. Probably, the company would like to alert the users to discover the upcoming features of the software.

Downloads for Microsoft Windows 8 Developer Preview is Now Available

And according to our source, it is packed with pre-release software but will probably change without a prior notice from the Microsoft developer. Stability of this OS is quite far from the full and running versions. However, the good thing is, we can explore the possible major changes and compatibility issue with currently existing programs on the market.

For now, it is not available for production and you might be surprise by the free loaded software on the final copy when other changes affect its entire functionality. There is no guarantee in every aspects but we are all lucky to get the first ISO disk image file to test the latest operating system the official website of the Microsoft.

The following are the other available software loaded to the installation files:
  • Windows SDK which is necessary for Metro style applications
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 11 Express Edition
  • Microsoft Expression Blend 5
  • Build Conference and 28 available Metro styles
File sizes varies due to its available pre-release programs and in addition to this, Windows 8 Developer Preview will work fine in any hardware supported by Vista and 7.

Minimum hardware requirements includes a 1GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of hard disk space, DirectX9 graphics device (with WDDM 1.0 driver), multi-touch and touchscreen support, and monitor with 1024 x 768-pixels resolutions and up.

"How to install" guide is also available to guide us on how to make a certain package or installer out of ISO files. Clean installation can be started from Windows XP, Vista, and 7 environment if you are planning to make a dual-boot OS in your machine. And before we can forget, you need to have a DVD-9 for a much bigger file size (for Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools English, 64-bit (x64) only).

Visit the official download site of MSDN for other important details you shouldn't missed.
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