It appears, Microsoft has started offering an early development milestone of Windows 8 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), making it available through its Connect website.
According to reports, Windows 8 bits are now available for download through Microsoft Connect.
Windows 8 can only be downloaded on an invitation-basis only. An incomplete download link has already made its way in the wild, but it's all but useless since it does not feature the invitation code designed to allow access to Windows 8.
Early adopters that have received invitations to test Windows 8 can download Build 7971.0.110324-1900, reports reveal.
Of course, the Redmond company has yet to confirm the begining of the Windows 8 testing process, or any detail on the upcoming version of Windows for that matter.