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New build hasn't been leaked to torrents -- yet

Microsoft's Windows 7 is perhaps one of the most hotly anticipated tech products of the year.  Its beta builds have thus far showcased both polish and Microsoft's willingness to improve and take constructive criticism.  Microsoft has over 2,000 planned bug fixes for the Release Candidate phase, and recent builds have given users just a taste of the promising new OS's potential.

Hot on the heels of the leak of RC build 7077 to the torrent world earlier this month, Microsoft has delivered a major milestone build to OEM partners and TAP gold customers.  Microsoft reportedly compiled the new build, 7100.0.winmain_win7rc.090421-1700 (build 7100, for short), on Tuesday, and has already began distribution.

While some are likely eagerly awaiting the build to hit torrents, for home testing, Microsoft may actually beat leakers to the punch.  Microsoft announced via its Partners page plans to launch a semi-public distribution of the release candidate by May 5th to MSDN/TechNet customers.  The official release will invariably also be shared by these customers over torrent.  The 7100 build seems a likely target for the release.

There's potential, though, that the posting could be a mistake, as a Microsoft Online Chat Concierge spokesperson commented, "Currently the Windows 7 RC has not been available through the TechNet subscription yet, only the Microsoft OEM partners such as Dell, Siemens are taking part in the RC's this period of test."

Regardless, whenever DailyTech get its hands on release candidate 7100, a features update piece can be expected.  Until then, like the rest of community, we have to wait and see.

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Windows 7
By icanhascpu on 4/23/2009 7:48:34 PM , Rating: 2
I was one of the people really hard on Vista back in the day. It got better and the 64bit verion is pretty good.

Win 7 even in beta is what Vista should have been though. By comparison it is kind of hard not to see Vista as ME and Win7 as XP (though ME was far worse).

The new taskbar is nicer then the classic one we've had for 14 years as well. I have it put to 'small' icons hiding the titals. So much more room now. The switching of stacked buttons could be more snappy though. Its maybe .5sec too short, not a big deal but when done 100s of times a day can get slightly annoying.

RE: Windows 7
By wahskiwabbit on 4/25/2009 6:13:48 AM , Rating: 2
A bit like star trek movies, every 2nd one is supposed to be good. I wasn't impressed with Vista and it left a bad taste in my mouth, as a result I became biased against it from the start, although most of the issues have been addressed over the last 2 years.

Having looked at the Win 7 preview, I am impressed with it already, even on lower spec hardware. I will definately upgrade to the 64bit version when it comes out, and take advantage of the higher memory ceiling, considering I used to tweak my upper memory a few years back, just to get a few extra K of coventional memory, more than 3+gig now seems like alot, but will be needed in the future.

What do you reckon?
(Summarised list)

DOS 1.0
DOS 1.1/1.25 good (double sided floppies!)
DOS 2.0
DOS 2.11 good (improved sub directories, 5¼floppies)
DOS 3.0
DOS 3.3 good (3½" floppies 32mb partitions)
DOS 4.0
DOS 5.0 good
DOS 6.0
DOS 6.22 good
Win 1 /2 (I rather would use GEM)
Win 3.0
Win 3.11 good
Win 95
Win 95 b c d good
Win 98
Win 98SE good
Win Me
Win 2000 good
Win XP
Win XP SP 2/3 good
Win 7 good?

RE: Windows 7
By tlampen on 4/25/2009 12:08:55 PM , Rating: 3
sorry but you are wrong. you messed up products. windows 2000 was after Win NT and came out the same time as Win Me. here is a revision of what you meant to say.
Win 95 - sucked
Win 98 - good
Win Me - sucked
Win XP home - Good (missing nice features that were in pro but the platform was good)
Win Vista home - sucked (had some good enhancements but overall sucked far to many resources)
Win 7 - so far.. Good
Win 3.11 for workgroups - Good
Win NT - Sucked
Win 2000 - Good
Win XP Pro - Good
Win Vista Business - sucked
Win 7 - so far.. Good

Service Packs are not new OS's they are just Service Packs. that is why the packages always say "Windows XP WITH service pack x"

RE: Windows 7
By Justin Time on 4/25/2009 8:27:29 PM , Rating: 2
This is also misleading.

There are 2 forks that lead to the current product.

1. The DOS fork, which included Win-3, Win-95/98/ME
2. The NT fork, which included NT-3.5, NT-4, Win2K

The Convergence point was Win-XP.

RE: Windows 7
By Silver2k7 on 4/26/2009 6:47:16 AM , Rating: 2
Was using Win2000 for a long time before jumping ship to XP, probably missed most of the initial xp bugs :O)

Didn't go retail on Vista before SP1 either.. so the question remains, wait for Win7 SP1..

to say that Vista sux post SP1 is misleading.. its the best MS OS so far imho. (im not counting win7 since ive never tried it and its not retail yet)

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