Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jan 2009 07:16 UTC
Windows Even though the Windows 7 beta had been available on piracy networks for a while now, it still hadn't been officially released. During his pre-show keynote at CES, Steve Ballmer officially launched the Windows 7 beta onto the world via TechNet, MSDN, and Connect. It will become available to the general public this Friday.
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by subterrific on Sun 11th Jan 2009 06:17 UTC
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I decided to give Windows 7 a try on my old amd64 tower. I'm generally a Mac/Linux guy, but I give Microsoft props for this beta. The install was painless, it found drivers for all my old hardware, the new task bar is really nice, Explorer is now my favorite file browser, and everything has been 100% stable so far. It feels weird to actually enjoy using Windows, and on 5 year old hardware too.

Edited 2009-01-11 06:19 UTC

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