Many people want to be the first to use a shiny new piece of software, which could explain why one person tried to sell an early build of Windows 8.
An auction appeared on eBay offering a “real Windows 8 Milestone 3 leaked CD (opens in new tab).” It's unknown if this disc was an official Microsoft pressing, but copies of Windows 8 Milestone 3 have been available off file sharing sites for some time now.
The auction has likely since caught the attention of Microsoft, which probably explains why the listing was pulled. According to WinRumors, the auction listing had a price of $1,500.
For those who really want to try out Windows 8, but to abide by Microsoft's rules, there's been rumors that Microsoft will release a beta at its BUILD conference this September. We'll know for sure in a couple of months!
and $1500, that is alot to ask.... a good moron inducing price would be $50 or less
wouldn't surprise me if it was an ex microsoft employee in ireland
I can't wait to try it out with my Dell 22" multi-touch IPS panel.
Profit earned from stolen good (or cost saving if they keep it) = $1500.00
Loss of salary due to lost job = - $50,000
Net Profit = -48,500.00
or net savinging if keeping the item = -48,500.00
It would be cheaper to not steal from the company and buy his/her own copy when it's released. So unless they're stealing something whose value will replace the job salary.....