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Message 851137 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 4:23:10 UTC - in response to Message 851036.  
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Will it be available on TechNet? Hmm... I should go check.

[Edit]I'm not seeing it listed, unless they hold off until tomorrow.
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Message 851328 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 16:57:26 UTC

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Message 851361 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 17:50:56 UTC - in response to Message 851328.  

Reasons to skip Microsofts windows 7 beta download

Flawed article:

  • The author states his Macintosh bias at the outset.
  • The author mischaracterises Windows 7 as 'Vista SP2'. Vista SP2 is a separate thing, is already in beta and should be out Q2.
  • The author doesn't seem to understand what 'Beta' status actually entails.
  • The author suggests the beta's expiration date of August is a problem. Microsoft's historical pattern indicates that there'll likely be a Beta 2 before then, and at least one Release Candidate (RC) release before it goes into production.


Yeah, I could approach this with a more tongue-in-cheek viewpoint, but I've had a morning with AV deployment issues, and seeing idiocy like that article just makes me want to dismantle it.


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Message 851386 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 20:03:08 UTC - in response to Message 851361.  

Reasons to skip Microsofts windows 7 beta download

Flawed article:

  • The author states his Macintosh bias at the outset.
  • The author mischaracterises Windows 7 as 'Vista SP2'. Vista SP2 is a separate thing, is already in beta and should be out Q2.
  • The author doesn't seem to understand what 'Beta' status actually entails.
  • The author suggests the beta's expiration date of August is a problem. Microsoft's historical pattern indicates that there'll likely be a Beta 2 before then, and at least one Release Candidate (RC) release before it goes into production.


Yeah, I could approach this with a more tongue-in-cheek viewpoint, but I've had a morning with AV deployment issues, and seeing idiocy like that article just makes me want to dismantle it.




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Message 851421 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 21:13:53 UTC
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From XKCD.
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Message 851423 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 21:17:38 UTC - in response to Message 851328.  

Reasons to skip Microsofts windows 7 beta download

Mostly, this says that the author should never be a beta tester. He doesn't get the process.
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Message 851431 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 21:59:30 UTC

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Message 851432 - Posted: 9 Jan 2009, 22:02:24 UTC
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Windows 7 BETA Build 6519

I think this link to the windows 7 download site.

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Message 851588 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009, 5:52:59 UTC - in response to Message 851386.  

I am just the messenger :o)

I know, and I tried to keep my criticism to the message. And I was definitely in the mood to criticise something!

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Message 851652 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009, 12:13:34 UTC

This probably won't be of much interest, but a 'wingman' on a WU recently done, was running Windows 7 and it seems he is a tester.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=392512387






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Message 851655 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009, 12:23:38 UTC - in response to Message 851652.  

This probably won't be of much interest, but a 'wingman' on a WU recently done, was running Windows 7 and it seems he is a tester.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=392512387



He needed 3 times more than you with the same CPU.
OK you are using optimized app the wingman stock.

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Message 851665 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009, 13:08:12 UTC - in response to Message 851655.  

This probably won't be of much interest, but a 'wingman' on a WU recently done, was running Windows 7 and it seems he is a tester.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=392512387



He needed 3 times more than you with the same CPU.
OK you are using optimized app the wingman stock.



Yes, optimised apps will be a little thin on the ground for Win 7, or could it run the apps for previous versions of Windows?


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Message 851666 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009, 13:11:45 UTC - in response to Message 851665.  

This probably won't be of much interest, but a 'wingman' on a WU recently done, was running Windows 7 and it seems he is a tester.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=392512387



He needed 3 times more than you with the same CPU.
OK you are using optimized app the wingman stock.



Yes, optimised apps will be a little thin on the ground for Win 7, or could it run the apps for previous versions of Windows?



It should work so far i know.
But 300% difference is a little havy i think.
Its only beta but you know.

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Message 851673 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009, 13:50:03 UTC - in response to Message 851666.  

To be honest, since I installed the opti-app I have typically seen reductions in executed times of over 50% - perhaps the app has found a 'sweet spot' with the MSI P35 Platinum boards in both my Core 2 machines. I certainly never saw this level of time reduction on my P4 Prescotts, understandably.

To stay on topic, I'd hope that Win 7 is as stable as an old P200 PC I had, and one that I've revived (with a huge P2/350!). It ran/runs DOS 6, Win 3.1 with the PC Tools for Windows V2 'overlay' and Win 95. Believe it or not, in spite of being, essentially, a triple-boot system, it never crashed once, in 3 years in its original form.
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Message 851728 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009, 16:10:32 UTC - in response to Message 851666.  

This probably won't be of much interest, but a 'wingman' on a WU recently done, was running Windows 7 and it seems he is a tester.
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=392512387



He needed 3 times more than you with the same CPU.
OK you are using optimized app the wingman stock.



Yes, optimised apps will be a little thin on the ground for Win 7, or could it run the apps for previous versions of Windows?



It should work so far i know.
But 300% difference is a little havy i think.
Its only beta but you know.


Beta Windows code always runs slower because all the debug code is in there. When I beta tested XP, it was 300% slower than the final product because the final was streamlined and the debug code was disabled.
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Message 851731 - Posted: 10 Jan 2009, 16:13:02 UTC - in response to Message 851673.  

To stay on topic, I'd hope that Win 7 is as stable as an old P200 PC I had, and one that I've revived (with a huge P2/350!). It ran/runs DOS 6, Win 3.1 with the PC Tools for Windows V2 'overlay' and Win 95. Believe it or not, in spite of being, essentially, a triple-boot system, it never crashed once, in 3 years in its original form.


I haven't had too many crashes with most MS OSes except when I did something stupid, or was using bad drivers.

The MS OS that I had the most crashes with was Windows 95, yet I still liked the OS for all its advanced 32bit features as opposed to using Windows 3.1 with Win32s installed.
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Message 856106 - Posted: 21 Jan 2009, 19:47:34 UTC

UI Enhancements - Windows 7

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