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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That's nice to hear
by Bernhard on Mon 12th Jan 2009 12:09 UTC
Bernhard
Member since:
2008-11-12

I'm surprised to read so many positive comments on the W7 beta, i'm actually starting to believe that my waiting for Microsoft to release something that doesn't suck might come to an end.

Now it's just a pity that you need a Live ID to download the beta. But i'd rather have my lungs removed with a spoon than register one.

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RE: That's nice to hear
by jjmckay on Mon 12th Jan 2009 17:41 in reply to "That's nice to hear"
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

fyi, you don't need a live ID to download the beta. There are direct links to the download and there are only 5 keys for each version (32 or 64bit). Look around, you'll find the links and keys on various sites like wired.com and digg.com enjoy

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