If you’ve ever browsed the Airspace’s Colophon tab—likely out of curiosity as to what a Colophon is—you’d see that Windows users are a minority. That doesn’t mean that we don’t love Windows; we do. And particularly enticing is that relatively new and undeniably stylish UI formerly-known-as Metro that comes with Windows 8.
Any non-developers out there might have thought they would have to sit and twiddle their until its October 26th release date. “Not so!” cries Microsoft, for today they have released a 90-day free trial to anyone who wants it, along with an official version for paying, subscribed developers.
Some caveats and notes: the trial version is technically for developers, so it is the Enterprise version with Enterprise tools that the typical release probably will not feature. Also, the triall is just a virtual machine for testing and running apps, so you will not be able to upgrade to the official version once it becomes official available.
The good news, though, is that to anyone interested, a nearly finalized version of Windows 8 is available to preview. If it sales numbers are anything like Windows 8, it will be an OS that would be worth getting used to.
Find the instructions and download here.