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90-day trial version of Windows 8 now available to download

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Microsoft has released a 90-day trial of Windows 8 Enterprise for developers and members of the public to trial the operating system ahead of its general release on October 26th.

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Windows 8 RTM
Windows 8 RTM

Microsoft may have just released the final version of Windows 8 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers today, but if you're feeling a little left out then the company has a trial version available too. The 90-day trial edition of Windows 8 Enterprise is available to download immediately and will give members of the public and developers an easy way to trial the operating system ahead of its debut on October 26th. A number of trial ISO images are available for a variety of languages in x86 and x64 flavors.

Windows 8 Enterprise includes all the features of Windows 8 Pro and more business-focused options like Windows To Go — a new way to run a Windows 8 installation from a USB key. If you're simply looking to test out Windows 8 before it's available in stores then the trial version is a safe bet, but be warned you'll need to reinstall the operating system once Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro become generally available on October 26th.