The new OS has more than its share of rough edges, and the new “modern shell” is disorienting—at least initially. And Windows boss Steven Sinofsky took great pains to stress that this is not a launch but rather the initial availability of the platform for developers. Still, after a few hours of increasingly addictive hands-on experience, I am convinced that this new release will indeed be a very big deal.
Read on at ZDNet
By the way...
Starting at 8PM today, Seattle time, you can download all of the code that attendees at BUILD received.
This includes 32 or 64 bit x86 builds, w/ or w/o dev tools. The releases also include a suite of sample/SDK applications and the SDK.