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Those of you looking to get your hands on the first public beta of Windows 8 can find the Developer Preview edition available from the Microsoft site here.

I was able to get this installed in a VirtualBox VM. HowToGeek has an amazing article on how to get this new OS setup in VirtualBox here

I haven’t spent too much time playing around with this, but from first impression this new version of Windows is a drastic change from Windows 7. The base underlying OS is quite similar to Windows 7, however the Metro Style Apps screen will definitely make this a tablet optimized operating system. Only time will tell how this OS will perform in the Business Environment.

Written By: Amardeep Juneja

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