Windows 7 (formerly known as Blackcomb and Vienna)


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Steven Wabik

i really have no idea of where to post this specific question so i guess
i'll just post it to these multiple newsgroups. if anyone can pint a better
newsgroup to post it to please tell me.

anyways, i was looking around on the web and i found out about a new version
of Windows called Windows 7. it seems to be the replacement of Windows
Vista. i was wondoering if anyone knows of how i could beta test this new
Windows operating system.
 
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Synapse Syndrome

Steven Wabik said:
i really have no idea of where to post this specific question so i guess
i'll just post it to these multiple newsgroups. if anyone can pint a better
newsgroup to post it to please tell me.

anyways, i was looking around on the web and i found out about a new
version of Windows called Windows 7. it seems to be the replacement of
Windows Vista. i was wondoering if anyone knows of how i could beta test
this new Windows operating system.

It will be a while before it is open to public beta testing. Possibly
years.

ss.
 
K

kevpan815

As Far As I Am Aware, It Is Only Available 2 Microsot Employee's Right Now,
Just FYI.
 
B

Bob Campbell

Steven Wabik said:
anyways, i was looking around on the web and i found out about a new
version of Windows called Windows 7. it seems to be the replacement of
Windows Vista. i was wondoering if anyone knows of how i could beta test
this new Windows operating system.
Check back in about 2 years, there may be a Beta 1 version by then.
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

No, Windows 7 is the code name for the next Windows
operating system that is now in the very early stages of development.
It will not "replace" Windows Vista, but will supersede it
with advanced technology. Please see the following:

How to apply to become a beta tester for Microsoft
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833520

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User

---------------------------------------------------------------

:

i really have no idea of where to post this specific question so i guess
i'll just post it to these multiple newsgroups. if anyone can pint a better
newsgroup to post it to please tell me.

anyways, i was looking around on the web and i found out about a new version
of Windows called Windows 7. it seems to be the replacement of Windows
Vista. i was wondoering if anyone knows of how i could beta test this new
Windows operating system.
 
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Steven Wabik

ok, thanks.
i alrady know about this though.
i have already signed up for a few of those betas in the past. i just would
like to test windows 7 before it is released.
 
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DanS

No, Windows 7 is the code name for the next Windows
operating system that is now in the very early stages of development.
It will not "replace" Windows Vista, but will supersede it
with advanced technology. Please see the following:
Please see the following:

Supercede-
verb
take the place or move into the position of;

So yes, if it supercedes Vista, it will take the place of Vista.
 
P

PNutts

Carey's answer still stands. Microsoft Beta Testers are typically by
invitation only and closed to the public. Once the code reaches a certain
point, Microsoft often releases pre-release code to the public (betas and
releace candidates) and accepts bug reports and feedback.

If all you want to do is use Windows 7 before it is released, you don't need
to do anything except wait for a public preview. If you want to Beta Test
Windows 7, then submit your request at the link provided.
 
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Steven Wabik

i did, but there seems to be nothing about windows 7. i just have a
question. how do you get invited for beta testing? how does that work? i'm
not 100% sure of that. because i was invited to beta test vista and office
2007.
 
A

a531016

From My understading, it will be mostly like MCE 2005 was to XP. Significant
changes and updates, but still the same OS at the core.

Changes may include a multi touch interface, and a new build of explorer.
 
D

daartanyan

i'd like to look at the newest beta for windows 7 if you got one it's too
big to download with my net i need a dvd to install email me at
(e-mail address removed)
 
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Robert Williams

The Beta was only up for about 15 minutes and then MicroShifty took it
down; supposedly to add more servers, but I heard that the Beta was only
supposed to be put out to those who had top-level subscriptions to the
TechNet system.

Somebody SCREWED us!
 
T

The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly

Robert said:
The Beta was only up for about 15 minutes and then MicroShifty took it
down; supposedly to add more servers, but I heard that the Beta was only
supposed to be put out to those who had top-level subscriptions to the
TechNet system.

Somebody SCREWED us!
This link says it all:
http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/lifehacker/2009/01/mstechnet.png




--
"Software is like sex, it's better when it's free."
- Linus Torvalds

DRM and unintended consequences:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
 
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Lang Murphy

Oh, c'mon... I downloaded the beta yesterday at around 1400 eastern. From
the public site. You seem pretty impatient for someone who confers the
nickname 'MicroShifty" on a company from which you want to download free
software. Yah, you were screwed royally. Totally, dude.

Lang
 
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Felipe Alfaro Solana

Lang said:
Oh, c'mon... I downloaded the beta yesterday at around 1400 eastern.
From the public site. You seem pretty impatient for someone who confers
the nickname 'MicroShifty" on a company from which you want to download
free software. Yah, you were screwed royally. Totally, dude.
Well, you can download free software (including operating systems) from
many other companies, and that doesn't make them any more special.
Mozilla, Opera, Canonical, Red Hat, Novell and others are examples :)

Nevertheless, saying "MicroShifty" is kind of unpolite, I agree.
 
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Felipe Alfaro Solana

Lang said:
Oh, c'mon... I downloaded the beta yesterday at around 1400 eastern.
From the public site. You seem pretty impatient for someone who confers
the nickname 'MicroShifty" on a company from which you want to download
free software. Yah, you were screwed royally. Totally, dude.
Well, you can download free software (including operating systems) from
many other companies, and that doesn't make them any more special.
Mozilla, Opera, Canonical, Red Hat, Novell and others are examples :)

Nevertheless, saying "MicroShifty" is kind of unpolite, I agree.
 
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