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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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RE: I can't wait
By ggordonliddy on 4/23/2009 9:59:29 PM , Rating: -1
Yet another Mac fanboi wannabe obsessing over the shiny colors in Vista/Win7. F'ing pathetic.

RE: I can't wait
By probedb on 4/24/2009 4:58:27 AM , Rating: 5
Go back to DOS....

RE: I can't wait
By Finnkc on 4/24/09, Rating: -1
RE: I can't wait
By ggordonliddy on 4/24/09, Rating: -1
RE: I can't wait
By Starcub on 4/24/2009 3:59:56 PM , Rating: 2
One tiny example: After coping files into a folder, instead of them being listed at the bottom like in XP, they immediately get sorted so you can't see which ones are the copied files. And there are many others.

Win 7 is supposed to be based on Vista and you can easily change the sort criteria to just about anything in Vista. I suspect many of your problems are the result of changes that you haven't adapted to.

RE: I can't wait
By ggordonliddy on 4/30/2009 11:08:56 AM , Rating: 2
You are truly a moron. The sort criteria does not affect the bug I was talking about. You are just the kind of dumb@ss use that is too ignorant to notice all of the problems.

RE: I can't wait
By Starcub on 5/2/2009 5:52:55 PM , Rating: 2
So hit the date sort criteria, and voila -- problem solved. You don't even have to be a rocket scientist to do it!

RE: I can't wait
By Akrovah on 4/24/2009 4:19:25 PM , Rating: 5
Because the Mac OS can't run the $1000s plus in software that I already own.

Because I like to build my computers myself and don't want to be told what hardware/software I should want.

Because when I have a fresh OS install I want it to have an OS and drivers, not a bunch of preloaded crap that I will never use (Windows is not exactly great in this department either, but it is alot better if you don't buy from an OEM)

Because I don't want to pay inflated prices for previously said hardware.

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