Microsoft unveiled about Windows 8 Developer Preview during Build Conference at Anaheim, California. The developer preview version of the new OS by Microsoft is now available for download.
There are two verions of new OS available for download, a 32-bit version or a 64-bit version for x86 machine. There is a good thing about the Developer Preview version, it does not require to be activated, but it is still far from a final version of the new Operating System, so if you are going install it for a try, expect bugs and glitches.
Windows 8 Developer Preview Download Resources
Windows 8 Installation System Requirements
Windows 8 works great on the same hardware that powers Windows Vista and Windows 7:
1 gigahertz or faster 32-bit or 64-bit 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
For taking advantage of touch input requires a screen that supports multi-touch.
New Features in Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8 is coming with so many new and interesting features, a list of expected features is as below
Metro Style Interface and Apps
Internet Explorer 10
New Start Screen
Touch Key Board
Support for ARM based chip-set
Windows Apps Store
Communication between apps
Support for Windows 7 Desktop Apps
Enhanced Windows Explorer
New Task Manager
Push Button Reset
Windows 8 Preview Screen Shots