Seems to be back up now. Downloading at this time...
Best answer selected by WR2.
It would make sense to move the download link into your topic: Windows 8 FAQ - Consumer Preview (Last Updated 02/29/2012) and let this fall off the sticky topics - to save space up at the top end of the forum. And maybe more people will read the notes and understand what the consumer preview is - and is not.
Good point. I'll copy everything there.
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