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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by kamil_chatrnuch on Fri 9th Jan 2009 23:41 UTC
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Windows 7 x86 (32bit): http://tinyurl.com/8om8uk
Windows 7 x64 (64bit): http://tinyurl.com/8kjak3

Microsoft is also providing a QFE patch for the MP3 corruption issues that have plagued build 7000 [ http://tinyurl.com/a85ks9 ]. It's extremely important you apply this patch as you may lose parts of your MP3s if the patch is not applied.

32bit patch http://tinyurl.com/7dw3ru
64bit patch http://tinyurl.com/7vsw59

[all browsers are fine, except chrome: "Error 8 (net::ERR_FILE_TOO_BIG): Unknown error." lol ;) ]

Edited 2009-01-09 23:43 UTC

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