Windows Server 2012 (aka Windows Server 8) is now a Release Candidate. Product Details
64-bit "ISO available in: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish
VHD available in: English"
I note that the system requirements for Server '12 are much less than the consumer OS. I am told that Metro is not as much of an issue, either. A Hotmail account might be required for download.
Eng/French ISO = 3.4GB
Microsoft - Windows Server 2012 Forum
"AMD Processors with Rapid Virtualization Indexing Required to Run Hyper-V in Windows® 8"
http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pa … VWin8.aspx
Windows 8 Release Preview is available here --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
"Windows 8 Release Preview is available in Arabic, English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish."
Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool
For ISO installs, the key may need to be entered to install successfully.
That exists along with the MediaCenter key here --> http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/faq
Note that despite the System Requirements (shown in the FAQ) of a 1GHz CPU, in addition your CPU/Chipset/BIOS need to support NX-bit (aka XD), PAE, & SSE3 (or you will receive an error upon install -
“Your PC’s CPU isn’t compatible with Windows 8.”). This includes virtual environments.
Video Card requirements are a "Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver".
Aero has been removed from this edition. IE10 is included. Also, the Preview expires Jan 2013.
Windows 8 Compatibility Center (odd to see DVD Decrypter listed)
Microsoft - Windows 8 Release Preview Forum
Much negative feedback has seemingly flooded the 'net concerning the Metro interface (just wait 'til they try to include this in Win7-SP2! Windows 'ate' my homework ). One fact overlooked by most is the streamlined core. Your mileage will vary.
Note that (when officially released) like Windows 7, OEM licenses will not officially allow activation on a replacement computer should your original go "legs up". AFIK, Retail versions are not limited in the same way.
Last edited by TechDud (2012-06-04 10:23:01)