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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 poundsmack on 4/24/2009 12:06:52 PM , Rating: 2
Well, if you only have 1GB of Ram in the system, what did you expect? Nobody sane would even power XP with 1GB on any newly bought system.

you do realize that when XP was released the commong amount of ram per system was 128 or 256? if it was Rambus ram at the time then 128 was fine. Th eproblem is you shouldn't have to have the newer systems with most than a gig of ram to run an OS that came out in the P3 days when 512 ram was super rare and the P4 was just getting started...

RE: I can't wait
By omnicronx on 4/24/2009 1:38:29 PM , Rating: 3
You do realize although many machines had 128-256M of ram upon release, those boxes would thrash like crazy (using virtual memory from the HD) as 256M was about enough for Windows upon load, without any programs running. In fact I would invite you to try and get your XP machine down to less than 256M ram with all your drivers etc loaded.

Furthermore even with 512M of ram, opening more than a few programs would also cause you to run out of memory, and once again start using virtual memory resulting in thrashing and terrible performance. 1GB of ram is now the XP standard for todays programs, so comparing Vista to XP 8 years ago is quite pointless.

RE: I can't wait
By Silver2k7 on 4/26/2009 6:36:19 AM , Rating: 2
I know someone who have one of those old boxes with xp.. 256MB ram 1.2 ghz.. the hdd does trash all of the time..

So it would be stupid to use 128 or 256MB if getting a new machine today.. its also not like your only using 7 year old software on your OS.. modern software eats more RAM, thats just the way it is..

"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan

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