I read on joystiq.com that you can download the 'NXE' (new xbox 360 dashboard) on torrent. So I did and installed it.
It's pretty cool, already installed Fifa 09 to my hard drive to stop the drive spinning up whilst playing.
The only problem is, it won't let you connect to xbox LIVE until the official release (19th Nov) and pretty much all of the new dashboard is xbox LIVE centric meaning you can't access some of the features yet.
Just thought I'd let people know in case they want to get a preview of it as well.
And no, they haven't banned me from xbox LIVE (as far as I know), it just doesn't let you connect to the servers until 19th!