Pick up a pre-release copy of Windows 7 for just a few thousand dollars
All you need to do is attend one of two Microsoft conferences in the next two months. You can either register fro the Professional Developer Conference in Los Angeles in late October or the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in LA in early November. Oh, did I mention that registration fees range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars?
Right, so odds are most of us aren't going to be able to take this opportunity to pick up a copy of Windows 7. But the fact that Microsoft is preparing to show it off and to make it more widely available is a pretty good indication that development of the next generation Windows operating system is coming along at a nice pace.