Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Jan 2009 20:05 UTC
Windows As promised, Microsoft has released the beta to Windows 7 to the general public a few hours ago. Don't get your hopes up yet, though, as Microsoft's servers are completely hammered right now - which isn't too hard to imagine, seeing the 2.5 million download limit Microsoft imposed. This probably led to everyone rushing to Microsoft's servers to get their hands on the beta, clogging the servers (2.5m times a 3GB image file, do the math). You will have to be patient, and hope for the best if you want the beta and its product key. The beta will expire August 1st, 2009.
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RE: No Way To Distribute Software
by biljm on Fri 9th Jan 2009 21:30 UTC in reply to "No Way To Distribute Software "
biljm
Member since:
2009-01-09

Okay, so Microsoft will be getting a lot of publicity for this. And whether they expected it or not, their servers got hammered. They get publicity, and 2.5 million people get a Windows 7 Beta copy. Why exactly are you complaining?

Edited 2009-01-09 21:30 UTC

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como Member since:
2006-11-20

> those who have nothing to do all day but hit their browser "refresh" button constantly will be able to get at it.

Damn, you right! I'm at work and I'm refreshing the browser window every five minutes to see if the beta is out for download.

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