Windows ME gold code available for free

All over the Net like a rash, apparently

Windows Millennium Edition was released to manufacture earlier this week for September shipment to users, but if you just can't wait, the gold code is available for FTP download from a number of sites, according to Register sources.

We haven't downloaded the OS ourselves, (not least because it's a whopper, and we'll have a legitimate CD copy in a few days) but we have verified that Win ME build 3000.2 is indeed available on at least one US site.

In line with our stance on software piracy, we're not going to tell you where you can download it, so don't even ask.

One of our machines here at Vulture Central has been running ME beta 3 for some time and, although not feature-complete, it is commendably stable and particularly impressive in terms of the time it takes to start from cold - no time at all, in fact. ®

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