Originally it was so overwhelmed by requests that it was returning confusing error-on-load message. That situation should have cleared up by now.
Here's the drill:
- Go to the QuarkXPress 7 page. Click on the Public Beta link.
- Submit the information.
- Quark fires you back an email with directions for downloading and a password.
- Follow the instructions in the email.
- The Wintel version is 111MB, the Mac version 147MB.
- Run it, play with it, but remember – it's beta. And it expires on 30 March 2006. That means some features won't work, the program may or may not crash, and there is no tech support available – but there is a forum available for discussion.