Ramblings from another nerd on the grid
Both the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 RC are available in five languages: English, German, Japanese, French, and Spanish. Just choose the version that fits the system you'll be using for the test, pick your language and click go to register for and download the software.
Downloading Windows 7 RC could take a few hours. The exact time will depend on your internet provider, bandwidth, and traffic. The good news is that once you start the download, you won't have to answer any more questions – you can walk away while it finishes. If it gets interrupted, it'll restart where it left off. See this FAQ for details.
Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/download.aspx.
Looks like the download service is rocking and rolling at the moment. In order to write this blog post, I needed to download and install Windows Live Writer, look up my FTP password, and get the profile all setup. The download manager (as indicated below) has already downloaded half in that short period of time.
Let’s hope that kind of performance continues through the week and weekend. I think you are really going to enjoy the release candidate. Enjoy!
Thanks for the link to Win 7 RC, but on my end in N.J. on a FiOS pipe (11:50 PM est), the service appeared to bum out. At first the download manager gave me a hash error, stating it changed on the server, now all I get is a redirect to a page that states "We are sorry, the page you requested cannot be found." Hopefully all will be fixed soon. Cant wait to try it out, as the first Win7 release was fantaastic.
Update: it's working now, currently at 20% and it appears to be downloading quickly. Cant wait to give it a spin. Windows MCE is the best in existence!