Windows 8’s release to manufacturing means TechNet subscribers have access to Microsoft’s next operating system. The Enterprise version of Windows 8 is available for 90 days as a free preview of the operating system, though downsides are included.
Fancy trying Windows 8? Well, you can if you’re willing to go back to Windows 8 after 90 days
We’re eager to use Windows 8 this October. You’re eager to use Windows 8 … now. So what would you say to a 90-day, free, version of Windows 8? Sounds great — and it is is. Though you’re going to be using the previous version of Windows again.
The verison users can download is called th eWindows Enterirpise Edition 90-day evaluation program (try saying that when you’re intoxicated). 32- and 64-bit versions are available vi an ISO image, so you’ll be burning it to a disc or USB stick. Language supports include English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Korean and more. Check the source link below for the full list of supported language.
Microsoft is rolling out the RTM builds of Windows 8 to various partners and developers, mainly developed to get Windows 8 into the hands of IT organizations and to have apps alongside Windows 8 at launch. Microsoft confirms this ina post: the Windows 8 Enterprise Edition is intended for IT professionals interested in using Windows 8 on behalf of the organisation.
The 90-day version of Windows 8 isn’t upgradeable to Windows 8 when it releases October 26, so you’re going to be using the version of Windows 8 previously installed. I mean, you did: a) install Windows 8 on a partition b) on a separate hard drive or c) through a virtual machine, right? Good, because you’ll probably want to back up files also.
Users therefore have a few months to get used to Windows 8, and the new Modern UI. We’re still not convinced by the Modern UI and mouse and keyboard combination, though there’s always the desktop side of Windows 8 to use.