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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 Screwballl on 4/26/2009 9:08:33 PM , Rating: 2
People always say to not buy a pre-SP1 Windows OS because it is nothing but a public beta, does that still hold true with 7?

So far with my testing, AND as a Vista hater, so far W7 polishes everything up very nicely and I believe that the RC 7100 they are mentioning should be ready to go. I have had LESS problems with the beta of W7 than I ever have with Vista SP1 (end even the beta SP2).

I have found that Vista when released was a crappy alpha release, even with SP1 it is still beta, not even RC quality. W7 on the other hand is much more mature and better all around, even in the beta stages. It is like comparing WinME versus XP SP3.

I myself have used W7 more in the short time it has been available than I have Vista since its release, that is how much better it is.

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