Windows 7 Beta Available As Free Download This Weekend

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Windows 7 Beta Available As Free Download This Weekend

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced at CES that Windows 7—the highly anticipated followup to Windows Vista—will be available as a free, public download on Friday, January 9. Windows 7 Beta has been out in the wild (i.e., BitTorrent) since December, but if you’ve been waiting for things to get a little more legit before you tried it out, you won’t have to wait much longer.


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  • I have just read the release notes for a Windows 7 beta I have access to and found that MP3 files with embedded album art or a large quantity of metadata may permanently lose several seconds of content from the start of the files when added to WMP or Windows Media Center… I hope that this has been addressed before Friday’s release – it seems to be a somewhat enormous stumbling block!

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