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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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Already leaked
By crystal clear on 4/25/2009 11:30:20 AM , Rating: 2
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New build hasn't been leaked to torrents -- yet


April 24, 2009 (Computerworld) Pirated copies of the Windows 7 Release Candidate have leaked to file-sharing sites, according to several reports on the Internet and searches of BitTorrent trackers.

A search on the Mininova.org BitTorrent tracking site early Friday found six Windows 7 Build 7100 listings, available in both 32- and 64-bit versions, that commenters on peer-to-peer sites identified as the release candidate (RC) Microsoft Corp. will deliver early next month.

As of 11 a.m. Eastern time, the six torrents on Mininova showed more than 1,400 total "seeders" -- the term for a computer that has a complete copy of the torrent file -- and about 14,000 "leechers," or computers that have downloaded only part of the complete torrent. Approximately 20,000 copies of the files have been downloaded since the leaked Windows 7 RC hit file-sharing sites earlier today.

According to people who downloaded the 3.05GB 64-bit version or the 2.36GB 32-bit edition, Build 7100 carries signed dates of April 21 and April 22, respectively.



http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?com...




RE: Already leaked
By wavetrex on 4/26/2009 6:45:46 AM , Rating: 2
Microsoft.Windows.7.Build.7106.RC1.x86-THEPIRATEGAY

7106.0.090408-1623_x86fre_client_en-us_Retail_GRC 1CULFRER_EN_DVD.ISO

Sorry Dailytech, you're behind news...


RE: Already leaked
By fatedtodie on 4/27/2009 2:36:09 PM , Rating: 2
I guess you missed the associated articles that said most of the RC builds on torrents already are fake and buggy/full of viruses? Hrmm maybe a REAL copy isn't released so daily tech is not wrong, you are just swept up in the pirate hype...

Long live stupid as it keeps me employed fixing your mistakes =)


RE: Already leaked
By Bytre on 4/27/2009 6:17:45 PM , Rating: 3
All the cool kids are using 7113.


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