Microsoft has now made the Visual Studio 2005 Community Technical Preview available to MSDN subscribers and those in attendance at VS live. The download on MSDN is a whopping 2.7gb DVD ISO image. I'm glad that it was put up as a single complete download. Yes, it takes a while to transfer, but that just gives us extra time to do our real work.
On the topic of 2.7gb downloads, I can't help but think back to the good old days of modems, Bulliten Board Systems (BBS), and files over 100k being huge! Hmm... 2.7gb at 2400 baud? if I started back in 1988, would I have the file yet? Heck, I remember going all out and buy my first 100mb hard drive! Ahh... those were the days.
Oh ya... back to the real work.