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 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.