VMware is ready to go!
Neither would I, although it would be nice if there was a genuine leak. I guess that we'll probably have to wait for the Beta.
Before 7850 leaked there were lots of naysayers. The argument was every image is traceable so somebody stands to loose their job if a leak happens. Well either that is BS or that somebody managed to edit the traceability strings.
Doesn't look like it, sorry.
However, looking at the info supplied here Windows 8 Build list: Pre, Milestone and Beta Updated: 6.2.7980 build 7980 was compiled on April 7th 2011. This means a further 20 builds from that date are needed to take it into the build 80xx range, from which it is expected that the Beta will emerge. I think we'll be looking at mid-May at the earliest.
Am fine with mid may. In the meantime, will mount isos, create bootable ufd's (C:\windows\system32\createbootableufd.exe) and try to get hold of a 16 gig stick to make a portable windows (pwcreator.exe).
You will need a 32GB stick, as a 16GB stick is actually only 14.9 GiB. It's exactly the same situation as HDD capacity labeling.
Duh, cant afford a 32 gig stick. My 7850 install is just 9 gig, why should there be a 16 gig requirement?