Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Jun 2006 00:08 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Windows Microsoft released Vista Beta 2 for public consumption. It does not require a Key but will expire on June 1 2007. You can download the 3GB ISOs (or from here) for 32bit and 64bit architectures.
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3GB ISO
by SpookyET on Thu 8th Jun 2006 01:55 UTC
SpookyET
Member since:
2005-07-08

3GB ISO? All previews Windows releases, including, debugs, and betas, came on one CD. Windows now looks like a Suse, 1 DVD, or a 4-5 CDs. I hate this. Keep it simple dudes, one CD-R.

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RE: 3GB ISO
by ma_d on Thu 8th Jun 2006 01:57 in reply to "3GB ISO"
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

It is simple, one DVD-R. Buy a DVD writer ... dude. I have no clue what takes 3GB (maybe they've got a lot of debug symbols?), but it's really not that big of a deal to assume a DVD drive these days. In fact, it might be doing a few people a favor if there are still PC producers who believe they can ship you a CD-RW and no DVD in a year.

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RE: 3GB ISO
by sappyvcv on Thu 8th Jun 2006 01:58 in reply to "3GB ISO"
sappyvcv Member since:
2005-07-06

And operating systems used to come on one 3.5" disk.

What's the big deal?

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RE[2]: 3GB ISO
by csynt on Thu 8th Jun 2006 06:18 in reply to "RE: 3GB ISO"
csynt Member since:
2006-03-19

>And operating systems used to come on one 3.5" disk.

or better...used to come on ROM...

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RE: 3GB ISO
by RGCook on Thu 8th Jun 2006 02:51 in reply to "3GB ISO"
RGCook Member since:
2005-07-12

Wanna bet the next version of Windows eats a whole HD DVD?

Time marches on dude!

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RE: 3GB ISO
by Kroc on Thu 8th Jun 2006 07:13 in reply to "3GB ISO"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

OS X Tiger had to come on DVD, the first version to do so, and this is in 2005. OS X is not small, it's just not needlessly bloated and disorganised.

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RE: 3GB ISO
by tzine on Thu 8th Jun 2006 16:56 in reply to "3GB ISO"
tzine Member since:
2006-01-11

At least the SuSE distro comes with a complete office suite on that DVD..

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RE: 3GB ISO
by mym6 on Thu 8th Jun 2006 21:29 in reply to "3GB ISO"
mym6 Member since:
2005-08-26

I already have it downloaded and installed in VMWare. I'm going to install it native when I'm actually at home tonight.

I used wget to get the file, who needs download managers?

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RE[2]: 3GB ISO
by mmorales on Fri 9th Jun 2006 04:06 in reply to "RE: 3GB ISO"
mmorales Member since:
2005-07-08

with wget error--> operation no permited
any advice?

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