Linked by weildish on Sat 7th Feb 2009 10:59 UTC
Windows One of the big hypes of Windows 7 was the new integrated touch and multitouch features unheard of in previous systems. On paper, it all looks nice, but the folks over at Engadget recently tested out these said features of the beta on an HP TouchSmart PC, and were underwhelmed by the efficiency of the features.
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RE[4]: not astonishing
by abraxas on Sat 7th Feb 2009 20:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: not astonishing"
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I think you're confusing "beta" with "release candidate." An RC is supposed to be feature complete, the purpose of the rc being to iron out any major issues that might still exist. A beta, on the other hand, typically isn't feature complete and is a work in progress in both areas, features and bug squashing.

No. Beta is feature complete. RC is exactly that, a Release Candidate. The final RC generally goes on to become the final release with little or no changes. Beta's are for testing the new features and APIs.

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