Chris Pirillo just IM’d me to point out the Windows Vista Torrent site:
Per the official report, Microsoft is currently recommending waiting for a DVD version of Windows Vista Beta 2 due to extremely long wait times for the download directly from Microsoft. To help them with their dilemma, Windows enthusiasts Chris and Jake have downloaded the official beta release and created a torrent. They did an interview with Jim Allchin a few weeks ago.
This is not a crack, this is not a hack, this is not software piracy – it’s unofficial mirroring with official validation. You can get a Windows Vista Beta 2 product key for free through Microsoft, as the OS won’t install without one.