Windows 8 is finally here. If you are eagerly waiting to download and test drive the next generation Windows operating system, this is the right time as Microsoft has made available for download the Developer Preview build of Windows 8 to the public.
The Developer Preview is available in three flavors:
# Windows Developer Preview with developer tools English (64-bit)
# Windows Developer Preview English (64-bit)
# Windows Developer Preview English (32-bit)
Before you head over to Windows 8 Developer Preview direct download links article, you might want to know the hardware requirements for Windows 8.
Windows 8 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
Do check out these guides to learn how to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on your PC:
# How to make Windows 8 Developer Preview bootable USB