Longhorn available to non-PDC
To those of you not at the PDC, reliable sources (?) say that Longhorn will be available as a public beta (for an undisclosed small fee) in November, and to MSDN subscribers in December.
I wonder if this means that PDC-attending MSDN subscribers will see two different builds of the beta. That seems like pretty quick turn-around for creating distributions, but it would be great - give me early bits, and keep the updates coming! It's great that as a developer I get to see what I'll be writing software for soon (very soon for me), but not if what I get changes in major ways before release, and I never see the updates that are happening.
I wonder if the delay from public to MSDN is so that prolific copying by subscribers does not remove the need for the public to register and pay a small fee?