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Microsoft released Windows 7 for public beta today and it’s limited to the first 2.5 million people. You can find the download here on Microsoft’s site for either 32- or 64-bit. Actually, you can find the link to the download to be precise. Folks all over […]

windows_7_vienna_logo-1Microsoft released Windows 7 for public beta today and it’s limited to the first 2.5 million people. You can find the download here on Microsoft’s site for either 32- or 64-bit. Actually, you can find the link to the download to be precise. Folks all over the CES show venue, on Twitter and Facebook are reporting that it’s difficult to actually get the bits for the beta. Either everyone’s trying at once or the servers are taking more of a beating than Mike Tyson in his last boxing match.

In any case, I’m not sure I’d wait too long before trying to get Windows 7 because I have a feeling those 2.5 million downloads will eventually get used up fast. After the slowdown, of course. ;) I’m hoping to grab a copy when I return from CES on Monday, so somebody save me a spot, OK? I was already surprised with how well it was running on an Intel Atom netbook, and that was just the pre-beta. Hopefully, it’s even better now.

  1. Kevin Microsoft is going to need alot of FIBER to move 6.5 peta bytes of Windows 7 downloads. OK OK cheesy tech humor… :-)

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  2. Server too busy!

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  3. Does the download actually work for anyone? After verifying my email address, it just tells me the page doesn’t exist.

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  4. Gaahhh, Microsoft, what are you thinking? Guess I’ll have to get it from Bit Torrent…

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  5. mathprofjohnson Friday, January 9, 2009

    ^^^ I am not even getting a page that allows me to enter anything.

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  6. Hopefully they are adding more servers as we speak…

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  7. In true Microsoft fashion… Nothing Works!

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  8. John in Norway Friday, January 9, 2009

    It now says: Windows 7 Beta coming soon!

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  9. As of 07:18PM EST here is what you will see:

    Thanks for your interest in the Windows 7 Beta. The volume has been phenomenal — we’re in the process of adding more servers to handle the demand. We’re sorry for the delay and we’ll re-post the Beta as soon as we can ensure a quality download experience.

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  10. yeah right…. microsoft server overflowed…ouppssss.
    Oh look at that, we have some free PR !

    This is a joke (or they really, really suck)

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