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Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
« on: May 20, 2009, 08:03:29 PM »
I got it and am going to upgrade this machine to dual boot XP and Windows 7 RC.
So far it looks pretty good. But already I am tired of the fish that does not move.
What about you?

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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 07:31:02 AM »
    I use Windows 7 RC to. I really enjoy it! And it's free! Well in 2010 it will shut off every two hours.  :P

    I love how it looks like Vista & Works like XP!

    It's AWESOME!
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    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
    « Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 10:05:30 AM »
    haven't tried it yet. I like my vista laptop as it is, but I might buy Windows 7 when it comes out, delete my XP partitions (never use them) and install windows 7 alongside Vista.
    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
      « Reply #3 on: May 22, 2009, 05:39:32 AM »
      Topic is unrealted to thread.
      Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
      « Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 07:29:54 AM »
      Stay on Topic!!!  Another forum rule?

      Well, to strictly stay on topic....... YES, I'm using Windows 7 RC1 for FREE.

      Off Topic.....
      Yes I also like it and like in any other MS OS, you can change the desktop wall-paper.

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        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
        « Reply #5 on: May 25, 2009, 07:55:44 AM »
        interesting how they have to Windows Se7en logo like that with the 7 in the middle, kinda looks like one of the old Mac OS logos...

        But no I have not used Windows 7, even though I've heard that everyone like the beta, I would like to wait until its officially released and see how it is(MS might change it or add-on a lot of crapware to it, but that is usual for a new computer, has a lot of trialware)
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        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
        « Reply #6 on: May 25, 2009, 08:03:21 AM »
        Well, that's the sheer beauty of the RC1.............NO CRAPWARE included.
        And, you can run it for almost a year for FREE.
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        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
        « Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009, 10:36:17 AM »
        It's the manufacturer's, not MS, that add the crapware.
        I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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          « Reply #8 on: May 25, 2009, 10:39:13 AM »
          Thanks for the correction, usually say at Best Buy with all the computers set up for show; If you look on the desktop, they usually have all the crapware.

          I don't think this applies to computers you buy direct from the manufacturer(of course if the OS is pre-installed on there, there probably is some crapware)

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            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
            « Reply #9 on: May 25, 2009, 05:49:51 PM »
            I have spotted a problem...

            Windows 7 has some Crapware, and yet didn't come with some ineedthisware! It doesn't include Windows Movie Maker! What is this? A conspiracy? Just Kidding... but really it doesn't include WMM.

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            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
            « Reply #10 on: May 25, 2009, 06:21:51 PM »
            How can a Topic be unrelated to a thread ? ?
            They are one and the same...
               
             
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            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
            « Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 11:08:10 PM »
            I have spotted a problem...

            Windows 7 has some Crapware, and yet didn't come with some ineedthisware! It doesn't include Windows Movie Maker! What is this? A conspiracy? Just Kidding... but really it doesn't include WMM.



            yes it does. And M$ is only really kicking off the software so you have to download them yourself. Still it's free if you have windows 7 and it's all cuz people were whining that M$ is a monopoly cuz of IE. windows media player and all the other stuff that M$ includes.

            But really, how can you surf the internet without IE already being there on a windows machine?

            I am using windows 7 RC right now, pretty good. Maybe I'll get windows 7 RTM, you supposedly can upgrade from RC to RTM with a little change of numbers in a install check file.

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              Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
              « Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009, 03:12:39 AM »
              the sad thing is that I still dont have my copy yet, I'm like at 30% but with the mass being off the other day kind of cut into the download time.  Not sure if I will be able to get it till this weekend but I got other matters.
              Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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              Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
              « Reply #13 on: May 26, 2009, 07:37:16 AM »
              July 1st the BETA for Win7 will start timing out 2 hours a day....August 1st it takes a full dump.
                 
               
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                Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                « Reply #14 on: May 26, 2009, 08:24:08 AM »
                That bites, its probably a good thing I didnt get it may have had security leaks.
                Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

                If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres

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                  Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                  « Reply #15 on: May 26, 2009, 09:36:19 AM »
                  That's why it seems everyone is starting to hate MS more now as far as their products, they have software for almost every use from Anti-Virus(Retarded Windows Defender), MS Office, etc etc...

                  If they didn't make software for every single application then you would think that Windows wouldn't have as much security issues.
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                  Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                  « Reply #16 on: May 26, 2009, 12:42:40 PM »
                  July 1st the BETA for Win7 will start timing out 2 hours a day....August 1st it takes a full dump.

                  in march 2010, RC will follow suit LOL  :)

                  Now M$ is saying that they'll ditch their windows live onecare paid software and fish out a free antivirus solution by next year  :o

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                  Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                  « Reply #17 on: May 26, 2009, 01:14:34 PM »
                  Au' Contraire...

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                  There is another expiration date you need to keep in mind: Windows 7 RC will expire on 6/1/2010, and you’ll need to either upgrade to the final release of Windows 7 or a prior version of Windows before then. (We‘ll send you another reminder as this date approaches.)

                  Thanks again for your interest in Windows 7 and for your help in finishing this product!

                  From Microsoft to my inbox.
                     
                   
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                  « Reply #18 on: May 26, 2009, 01:16:03 PM »
                  Au' Contraire...

                  From Microsoft to my inbox.

                  windows will expire on 6/1/2010. But the 2 hr mandated reboot start 3/1/2010

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                  « Reply #19 on: May 26, 2009, 01:57:41 PM »
                  Nope...the Date mentioned is when it starts the 2 hour timeouts...
                  It expires a month later on August 1 2010.
                     
                   
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                  « Reply #20 on: May 26, 2009, 03:54:31 PM »
                  Nope...the Date mentioned is when it starts the 2 hour timeouts...
                  It expires a month later on August 1 2010.

                  I think you're mixing it up. August 2009 is for the beta of windows 7, what i listed is for the windows 7 RC.


                  Don't argue with the microsoft guys, just check out what they say here: http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Windows-7/download.aspx

                  March 1st is the date on which the 2 hr rebooting will start in effect

                  June !st is when the RC expires so you either use it in restricted mod or you get yourself another non expiring o.s. working

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                  « Reply #21 on: May 26, 2009, 03:56:28 PM »
                  Well i'm just going by what they sent me as a TechNet Beta tester...

                  Perhaps those releases are different than the Public ones...
                  « Last Edit: May 26, 2009, 04:19:53 PM by patio »
                     
                   
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                  « Reply #22 on: May 26, 2009, 04:30:41 PM »
                  Well i'm just going by what they sent me as a TechNet Beta tester...

                  Perhaps those releases are different than the Public ones...

                  so you think i should get the win 7 RTM when it comes out (microsoft said it would be a good holiday gift this year for the pc inclined)? I got win vista 32 bit home premium on my pc right now.

                  Win 7 RC that I tried was on a friend's laptop when I borrowed it to send a quick email when I was at his apartment.
                  « Last Edit: May 26, 2009, 07:26:42 PM by 2x3i5x »

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                  Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                  « Reply #23 on: May 26, 2009, 04:35:00 PM »
                  I've been running Win7 for about 4 to 5 months now...i'd have to say they may just have gotten it right this time....
                  However as far as purchasing it i won't be the first in line. I usually wait at least 6 months to buy a newly released OS.
                     
                   
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                    « Reply #24 on: May 26, 2009, 05:16:48 PM »
                    I usually wait longer then that.  However there is something called pc decrapifer.
                    Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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                    « Reply #25 on: May 26, 2009, 08:08:15 PM »
                    Quote
                    However there is something called pc decrapifer.

                    That's definitely relevant.
                    I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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                    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                    « Reply #26 on: May 26, 2009, 08:09:39 PM »
                    That's definitely relevant.

                    a trash bin instead of an operating system?  ???

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                    Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                    « Reply #27 on: May 26, 2009, 08:53:14 PM »
                    An official version of Windows from MS does not install any extraneous crud so i don't have an idea why that App would be suggested...

                       
                     
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                      « Reply #28 on: May 27, 2009, 04:12:13 AM »
                      cause it removes the junk other peope have put on it.  I know when we got my sisters gaming vista laptop it had alot of stuff that she would never use.  Anti-virus and stuff like that.
                      Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

                      If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres

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                      « Reply #29 on: May 27, 2009, 06:26:27 AM »
                      cause it removes the junk other peope have put on it.  I know when we got my sisters gaming vista laptop it had alot of stuff that she would never use.  Anti-virus and stuff like that.

                      Not from Microsoft once again...re-read the thread.
                         
                       
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                        « Reply #30 on: May 27, 2009, 07:54:02 AM »
                        That's definitely relevant.

                        Remember CCleaner was orginally named:
                        Crap Cleaner  ;)
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                        « Reply #31 on: May 27, 2009, 08:06:04 AM »
                        Remember CCleaner was orginally named:
                        Crap Cleaner  ;)

                        CCleaner gets rid of cookies; History; temp files and such...

                        AGAIN this has nothing to do with a new installation of a MS Windows product...period.
                           
                         
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                          « Reply #32 on: May 27, 2009, 08:41:36 AM »
                          I know just saing, there completely differnt programs.
                          Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

                          If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres

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                          « Reply #33 on: May 27, 2009, 11:29:04 AM »
                          I know just saing, there completely differnt programs.

                          so why hijack the thread off topic?

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                            « Reply #34 on: May 27, 2009, 05:54:40 PM »
                            I'm not attempting to, just something that may be useful. 
                            Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

                            If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres

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                            « Reply #35 on: May 28, 2009, 08:11:02 AM »
                            I think you're mixing it up. August 2009 is for the beta of windows 7, what i listed is for the windows 7 RC.


                            Don't argue with the microsoft guys, just check out what they say here: http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/Windows-7/download.aspx

                            March 1st is the date on which the 2 hr rebooting will start in effect

                            June !st is when the RC expires so you either use it in restricted mod or you get yourself another non expiring o.s. working

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                            Just recieved this from MS TechNet...thought you'ld enjoy it:

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                            Special Beta Edition -- Correction

                            Because you signed up to test the Windows 7 Beta, we recently sent you mail about the expiration dates for the Beta and Release Candidate. Unfortunately, we made a mistake.

                            We said the Beta would start shutting down every two hours on June 1, 2009. The correct date is July 1, 2009.


                            The rest of the dates in the mail were correct. Here’s a quick summary:
                            Version:
                               
                            Starts shutting down every two hours:
                               
                            Expires:
                            Beta
                               
                            July 1, 2009
                               
                            August 1, 2009
                            Release Candidate
                               
                            March 1, 2010
                               
                            June 1, 2010


                            We apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused.

                            Thanks again for helping us test Windows 7.

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                              « Reply #36 on: May 28, 2009, 08:13:01 AM »
                              Sounds like a good date for the official release, I thought I heard that they were going to originally release it this fall/early winter?
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                              « Reply #37 on: May 28, 2009, 10:09:06 AM »
                              Sounds like a good date for the official release, I thought I heard that they were going to originally release it this fall/early winter?

                              win 7's gonna be out by summer they say. Microsoft confirmed that win 7 will be good christmas gifts for the pc man.

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                                « Reply #38 on: May 28, 2009, 04:37:38 PM »
                                Version:  Starts shutting down every two hours:  Expires: 
                                Beta  July 1, 2009 August 1, 2009
                                Release Candidate March 1, 2010  June 1, 2010
                                 



                                We apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused.

                                Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

                                If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres

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                                « Reply #39 on: May 28, 2009, 06:22:18 PM »
                                Version:  Starts shutting down every two hours:  Expires: 
                                Beta  July 1, 2009 August 1, 2009
                                Release Candidate March 1, 2010  June 1, 2010
                                 



                                We apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused.



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                                Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                « Reply #40 on: May 28, 2009, 08:01:33 PM »
                                What's your point ? ?

                                squall is the new M$ spokesperson that's what.

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                                  « Reply #41 on: May 29, 2009, 04:20:40 AM »
                                  If I got to be as rich as Bill Gates,  No just so there isnt like any issues then.  Cause you didnt seem sure yourself.
                                  Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

                                  If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres

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                                  « Reply #42 on: May 29, 2009, 07:34:41 AM »
                                  If I got to be as rich as Bill Gates,  No just so there isnt like any issues then.  Cause you didnt seem sure yourself.

                                  HuH ? ?
                                     
                                   
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                                    « Reply #43 on: May 29, 2009, 08:01:15 AM »
                                    You got me on that one Patio...Not a clue
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                                      « Reply #44 on: May 29, 2009, 09:29:44 AM »
                                      The lack of reading is surpriseing at times. 

                                      Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

                                      If I fall who is there to pick me up now.  I stand alone but I stand as the gaurdian for whom I wish to protect.  The sound of my blade utters my name as you fall.  For I shall not move.  For those that forsake the very people are wosres

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                                      « Reply #45 on: May 29, 2009, 09:32:56 AM »
                                      Of course squall. It's somehow our fault, despite the fact that three people can't make sense of it.

                                      but carry on writing down your disjoint thoughts.
                                      I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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                                      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                      « Reply #46 on: May 29, 2009, 07:14:41 PM »
                                      I could easily say it's the lack of reason...instead of reading.
                                      But i won't.
                                         
                                       
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                                      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                      « Reply #47 on: May 29, 2009, 09:49:18 PM »
                                      I could easily say it's the lack of reason...instead of reading.
                                      But i won't.

                                      do you as a registered beta tester gonna be getting windows 7 for free for helping out M$? They gave away free vista's to those helpful guys last time, so I heard.
                                      « Last Edit: May 29, 2009, 09:59:46 PM by 2x3i5x »

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                                      Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                      « Reply #48 on: May 30, 2009, 07:46:34 AM »
                                      They just sent me Server2008 for free so we'll see about Win7...
                                         
                                       
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                                        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                        « Reply #49 on: May 30, 2009, 02:32:54 PM »
                                        I didnt think of that.  Here's kind of hoping myself consider that I'm starting to get to the RC
                                        Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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                                        Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                        « Reply #50 on: May 30, 2009, 02:59:41 PM »
                                        I didnt think of that.  Here's kind of hoping myself consider that I'm starting to get to the RC

                                        and by the time you get to the RC .... I'm wondering if the RTM will already be grinning in your eyes.

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                                          Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                          « Reply #51 on: May 30, 2009, 04:32:38 PM »
                                          ???  RTM?  You mean me?
                                          Windows 7 RC Tester.  Working on it.  Your monitor says etchasketch on the side!

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                                          « Reply #52 on: May 30, 2009, 05:10:11 PM »
                                          Well like all MS software it will take people like us to decide if its good or not. It will take time unlike Macs that have seemingly no issues. I have not read the full thread because I was busy... just my own comment.

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                                          Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                          « Reply #53 on: May 30, 2009, 06:10:49 PM »
                                          mac users never complain of "issues" if they have problems, they make up some convoluted logic to justify it and declare it to be superior UI design.
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                                          « Reply #54 on: May 30, 2009, 06:56:47 PM »
                                          Well to be fair BC Mac users feel them selves as a higher breed than us but unfortunately lacking in real knowledge. But to be fair they experience less problems and that makes them less knowledgable.

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                                          Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                          « Reply #55 on: May 30, 2009, 08:21:45 PM »
                                          mac users never complain of "issues" if they have problems, they make up some convoluted logic to justify it and declare it to be superior UI design.

                                          What will Mac users do when they face problems? Can they handle it?  LOL  ;D

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                                          « Reply #56 on: May 30, 2009, 08:35:49 PM »
                                          hopefully they wont have any problems.. but then again that would put us out of business..   ;)

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                                          Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                          « Reply #57 on: May 30, 2009, 10:19:56 PM »
                                          hopefully they wont have any problems.. but then again that would put us out of business..   ;)

                                          If that happens, Bill Gates will be an unhappy man  ;D

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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #58 on: May 30, 2009, 11:27:02 PM »
                                            It wouldnt matter to him he would just have to subsadise an new line of OS's outside of windows built off its code. 
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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #59 on: May 31, 2009, 08:31:01 AM »
                                            It wouldnt matter to him he would just have to subsadise an new line of OS's outside of windows built off its code. 

                                            What does this mean ? ?
                                               
                                             
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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #60 on: May 31, 2009, 02:22:30 PM »
                                            does it mean that M$ would just start a new line of windows II that would just be a continuation of windows and since bill gates already knows how he got the windows to be so popular in the beginning at least, he'd just do it all over again.
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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #61 on: May 31, 2009, 02:25:03 PM »
                                            Only he know's!!

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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #62 on: May 31, 2009, 02:26:47 PM »
                                            It doesn't mean anything. It's just mindless babble, alongside a use of "subsidize" which is even more meaningless, because I'm pretty sure MS won't be getting any public funds anytime soon.
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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #63 on: May 31, 2009, 05:22:29 PM »
                                               
                                             
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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #64 on: June 02, 2009, 08:49:19 AM »
                                            do you as a registered beta tester gonna be getting windows 7 for free for helping out M$? They gave away free vista's to those helpful guys last time, so I heard.
                                            No, this taken from the Windows 7 FAQ at microsoft.com:

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                                            Microsoft: "Sorry, no."

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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #65 on: June 02, 2009, 08:50:23 AM »
                                            I may be switching to Ubuntu Linux this month.
                                            What do you guys think of it?

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                                            « Reply #66 on: June 02, 2009, 11:13:09 AM »
                                            I may be switching to Ubuntu Linux this month.
                                            What do you guys think of it?

                                            do you have any windows programs or software you are using right now? There's WINE for linux but it's still not as good as the official windows. That's the probably the biggest thing you should think of.

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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #67 on: June 02, 2009, 12:13:45 PM »
                                            I may be switching to Ubuntu Linux this month.
                                            What do you guys think of it?

                                            I would DLoad and run the "live" version first...it runs from the CD and makes no changes to your system...
                                            That way you can see if it picks up all your hardware without installing it.
                                               
                                             
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                                            Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                            « Reply #68 on: June 02, 2009, 01:14:09 PM »
                                            M$ has confirmed that they will be selling the RTM version of windows on or around october 22nd.

                                            http://tech.yahoo.com/news/ap/20090602/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_microsoft_windows7_1

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                                              Re: Are you now using Windows 7 RC for free?
                                              « Reply #69 on: June 03, 2009, 04:40:58 AM »
                                              I wish that I had it, still takes a good while havent been able just to let it on.  I should but its like real slow getting it.
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