Microsoft already showed off the latest version of Windows 8 to developers at the BUILD conference in California this week. The Windows Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of Windows 8 for developers. It is now available for download for all of you. So get ready to get your hands on Windows 8 Developer version.
The version is available in three different versions. A package with developer tools, just the developer preview alone and one that runs on 32-bit computers.
About Windows 8 Developer :
These downloads include prerelease software that may change without notice. The software is provided as is, and you bear the risk of using it. It may not be stable, operate correctly or work the way the final version of the software will. It should not be used in a production environment. The features and functionality in the prerelease software may not appear in the final version. Some product features and functionality may require advanced or additional hardware, or installation of other software.
Now you can download Windows 8 Developer Preview and test it out for yourself. Head over to the developer site to grab your download of Windows 8 Develop Preview.
Windows Developer Preview works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
- Taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch