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    Default Windows 7 Beta Available Tomorrow

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today at the CES Keynote Address that the Windows 7 Beta will be made available to the public tomorrow (Friday).

    Read the story in full here...

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    This makes me curious.....Are the good things I've already heard true? You know what? I think I'm going to get me a drive and try this and guess what I'm going to try first.........

    Will I be able to fold on it? or will I have to wait for a new version of folding? Will it be so very different to xp or vista?.....Like I say Curious

    Anyone want to see more? here is an early review

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    a bit more...

    Windows 7 Beta Released
    posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jan 2009 07:16 UTC
    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.


    The Windows 7 beta will expire after August 1, 2009, and the download cap for the public version has been set to 2.5 million. As it turns out, it wasn't such a bad thing that the beta made it to the piracy networks, as users already confirmed a major bug in the beta, which was been squashed b Microsoft in time for the official release. Windows Server 2008 R2 has also been released as a beta.

    OSNews already reviewed the beta earlier this week. Even though Microsoft seems to be on the right track, there are still some bugs that need to be squashed, and the company needs to make sure it doesn't do anything epically stupid that will destroy the positive image Windows 7 has in the media right now.

    In any case, happy beta testing!
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    Win 7 looks like Vista v2.0, which isn't necessarily a bad thing I think.

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    I asked around some and found that people have sucessfully folded using this which seems to affirm your Vista 2 comment. Intereting that the minimum system requirements are reduced this time
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    well, i'm running it myself now. if you want something tested, i can be of help

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    do you like it at all?
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    Once I get to put my system back together again, I will end up looking into this. That is, if the download cap hasn't already been reached.
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    well, as a vista hater, i can tell that win7 is better for me personally. i can't pinpoint the actual differences, but it just feels like something i could actually use. i just hope they don't put bloat in the final version...
    that said, i don't have it installed anymore since i found two problems. software developers don't want to update their soft until the final release of win7, so for now daemon-tools doesn't work ( the driver part doesn't want to install, which is used to alcohol 52% also ) and punkbuster doesn't recognize the windows api. other than that it's a pretty solid OS

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    so right now its a beta and you shouldnt run it unless you just want to see what its like. right?
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