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Windows 8 available for free 90-day trial

Head this way to give Microsoft’s tile-tastic new operating system a test drive

Microsoft has made Windows 8 available for a free 90-day trial. The evaluation version of Windows 8 Enterprise is aimed at software developers, but there’s no reason why anyone else with a bit of curiosity about the OS shouldn’t give it a whirl.

You can download the evaluation here, but be warned that if you plan on buying the full Windows 8 OS when it’s released (October 26th), you’ll have to reinstall it over this – it can’t be upgraded.

[via The Verge]

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