Update 8PM: The developer preview link is live and appears to be working. My 3.8GB download says it will be done in 25 minutes. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/home/
This news has the potential to change life as a Microsoft oriented Software Developer fairly quickly.
Windows 8 Tablets are live, at least 5000 or so given away at Microsoft’s Build Conference.
Engadget has one of these Samsung Slate Devices and recorded a video using one:
They did a full hands on review of the same tablet running Windows 7 a couple weeks back. It will be on sale this month with Win7 for a little more than $1K:
The Windows 8 Developer Preview will be available for public download today, so theoritcally you could buy one of these Samsung Slates at the end of the month and have your own Windows 8 Tablet running before Halloween.
Computerworld puts the number of attendees at BUILD at 5000, not 1000 like I guessed at first: