Win 7 Download Stretched
The download period for Windows 7 was supposed to end Jan. 9 (which is both my sister's and Richard Nixon's birthday!). But due to overwhelming demand -- and a glitch or two -- many IT pros couldn't get the thing
. And that was too bad, as the beta already appears to be better than Vista, and Windows 7 isn't even anywhere close to shipping (this is less of a knock on Vista as it is praise for Windows 7).
To satisfy high demand and get a large test base, Windows 7 will be available for free 'til Jan. 24.
Look for a huge special report on Windows 7 driven by you, the Redmond Report reader, on the cover of the March issue of Redmond magazine.
Meanwhile, Microsoft has shipped a beta of Windows 7 remote admin tools that let IT control Windows Servers for Windows desktops. The tools can also manage Hyper-V. If you decide to dive into these features, let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on January 14, 2009 at 11:53 AM