You can install the Windows 8 Release Preview anytime you like, but you can never uninstall it. And then it will stop working, and you will be forced to buy the final version to “un-brick” your PC.
I don’t know if Microsoft will take the gold in the Corporate Evil Olympics, but they sure are giving a good account of themselves.
In any case, here is an excellent video of this Windows 8 thing:
Read Michael Mace’s excellent story: Fear and Loathing and Windows 8. This is an in-depth analysis, so set aside some time for it; you will want to read the whole thing.
One of the interesting things that you will learn is that those horrible “Dick and Jane” style “tiles” on the home screen are daggers aimed at web services such as Facebook, Google, and Yahoo.
My guess is that Windows 8 is going to flop – hard. However, just this morning, I got an email from somebody, and at the bottom it said: “Sent from my Windows 8 PC”. So, somebody likes it.
Or maybe his feet are just stuck on some sticky stuff…