Windows 7 beta

Posted by: zwei

Windows 7 beta - 01/08/09 06:42 AM

Apparently the public will be able to download a copy of the Windows 7 beta on Friday. Since I've got VMWare Fusion I think I'll try it out.

Kinda cool how Windows has become "just another application" on a Mac grin
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/08/09 07:57 AM

Since Vista was alpha-ware, does this mean that 7 will be "better?"
Posted by: zwei

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/08/09 07:59 AM

"better" is a relative term ...remember what we are talking about here wink
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/08/09 08:05 AM

It may resolve some Vista issues and then introduce new W7 issues. laugh
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/08/09 09:19 AM

So... is it Windows 7 because Win95/98 was really Win4, WinXP=Win5 and WinVista=Win6/Win666? What does that make WinME - WinSqrt-1?

(How the hell do you get the square root symbol to display?)
Posted by: DLC

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/08/09 11:12 AM

Quote:
Since Vista was alpha-ware, does this mean that 7 will be "better?"


DEFINITELY YES...

4 times better than Windows 3.1 !! laugh
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/08/09 12:24 PM

WinME. Ha! That one was an abomination, wasn't it? Windows users were always amazed when I was right when I would ask them if they were using ME when they would tell me that they couldn't open a jpeg that I had sent them. laugh
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/08/09 05:42 PM

What I don't get is why this one is called "beta." I thought they all were. wink
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/09/09 06:39 AM

Oh, that's not "beta." It's "bettah." laugh
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/09/09 11:02 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
What I don't get is why this one is called "beta." I thought they all were. wink


maybe it's required by law shocked
like the labels on drums of toxic waste

. .
Posted by: FSM

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/13/09 07:11 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
What I don't get is why this one is called "beta." I thought they all were. wink
it has an expiration date in August. that's all. ;~)
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/13/09 09:02 AM

I'm down in London without benefit of mac/photoshop this week, so you'll just have to picture the cool Winxx image with the slogan:

I Can't Believe It's Not Beta!!
Posted by: carp

Re: Windows 7 beta - 01/13/09 12:36 PM

Win7 test drive 72 hour review

Quote:
Microsoft doesn't know how to manage digital downloads. Nor does Microsoft doesn't know how to title its own applications--this isn't Windows 7, not by any means. It's Windows Vista SP2.


He goes on to say its not even a new OS rather an upgrade so not worth the 125 bucks

LOL