Windows 7 Beta 1 Hitting January 13

Windows 7 appears to be advancing at a noticeable pace, with the first beta release hitting developer hands in just little over a month.

Bob Familiar noted on his blog that attendees of upcoming MSDN conferences will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD when it is available. Keith Combs from Technet further clarified this point saying that attendees of the January 13 events in Chicago and Minneapolis will be able to pick up the DVDs at the event itself.

The official MSDN Developer Conference page verifies the upcoming release of the beta, stating, “All attendees will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD. If the Windows 7 Beta is not available at the time of the event, the DVD will be shipped to attendees when it becomes available.”

It looks like Microsoft is aiming to erase the talk of Vista as soon as possible. Windows 7 is slated to ship in time for holiday 2009.

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  • eklipz330
    my friend ran this flawlessly on a computer with p3 @ 1.6ghz w/ 512mb ram.. he hates all OS's equally, but this is the first OS he's gonna get on opening day... AND IM GOING WITH HIM
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  • blackwidow_rsa
    pretty negative guy then. and great that you ran a yet unfinished os on 512mb, nearly no pcs ship with that amount anymore
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  • Tindytim
    BlackWidow_rsapretty negative guy then. and great that you ran a yet unfinished os on 512mb, nearly no pcs ship with that amount anymore

    It does extremely well. Pretty damn stable even though it's not the full OS.
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