I knew there must be an advantage living in DST +12 :-).
The Notes/Domino 8 public beta forum has been launched a couple of hours ago.
Within the forum you will find a link to download the first public beta of the new Lotus Notes/Domino release 8.0.
I guess I now have to hurry a bit before the rest of the world becomes awake to hit the IBM download servers to pull approximately 1.7 GigaByte (Windows version) worth of data down the web. Thanks Jeff Eisen for not posting the link on a busy Monday morning.