Not part ot the managed beta? Just itching to see what's happened to Vista since Beta 2? Good news for you then, Vista Pre-RC1 has just been released to the public as a CPP (Customer Preview Program)
Build 5536, which was just released on Connect to participants for the Managed Beta Program, is now available as a public download.
Just for a reminder the build is just over 2.5GB and is only available in 32-bit. It has been confirmed that a 64-bit build will not be released.
The build can be downloaded either through your browser or using the Akamai Download Manager provided by Microsoft.
Hurry up though, because it is limited to 100,000 downloads! And only those with valid Beta 2 keys will be able to install this after downloading due to the fact that no new keys have been provided