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Well, according to Neowin.net, Windows 7 Beta 1 will be released on January 7th, 2009. I think the "7" for the date might be there for a reason! :) Microsoft released an Alpha version of Windows 7 to the attendees of PDC this year, but it was missing the new skin that we will see in Windows 7. I have been rather down on Vista (as many others were) as I could only use it for my book writing, but was unable to effectively use Vista for my normal work at Thomson Reuters for many reasons not worth going into at this moment. But I have to say, I have been running Windows 7 on "bare-metal" now since PDC and I am convinced that this is the OS! It is fast, great on performance, and very user friendly.

I was rather disappointed that the PDC build wasn't the fancy that was presented at the keynotes of PDC - but there was a promise to attendees that there would be a version of the OS that would be there for us in Q1 2009. When someone says that, you automatically think March 31st, 2009 --- so I am REALLY glad to see this potential January 7th date.

Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2008 10:54 AM | Back to top


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Windows 7 Beta 1 DL is due on Jan 5th, 2009. Check it out: http://www.exploitn.com/index.php?showtopic=99
Left by vertical on Dec 21, 2008 10:24 PM

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I am going to put this on a lot more of my machines when Beta 1 comes out. I have found this better than Vista myself.
Left by Bill Evjen on Dec 22, 2008 3:46 PM

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