Windows 7 beta released on bittorrent..
What do people think about downloading a leaked beta? Microsoft aren't shipping this until 2011 apparently, so its not like a movie where the leaked and copied dvd results in at least some fewer sales for the owning company. People are hardly likely to not buy the completed OS when it ships because they've got a pirated copy of a beta from at least two years ago - and you can bet Microsoft will be paying close attention to all the chatter about how it works and with what, doubtless with the intention of avoiding all the compatability problems that came with vista.
The Beta's have a built in expiration time bomb....Usually set for 180 days...
Mod w/ an attitude
Just make sure you do not run it on a production machine (or your primary home PC).
Adding to Sterling's good advice - if you absolutely feel compelled to download and run this on your main/only computer, run it in VirtualMachine. Less likelihood of hosing your whole system.
Thank God we're not getting all of the government we're paying for!
Cool. I'm not going to try it because I only have one computer at the moment, and I cannot afford to risk anything going wrong on it. Anyway, if anyone does try it out, let us know how it is! I'm curious to know.
An interesting find Jixie.
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And we really don't want to talk about hacking and cracking software here
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