THE WORLD plus dog or at least the geeky world plus dog has been insanely awaiting Microsoft's super soaraway beta - which means test, buggy - operating system, Windows 7. Here we provide you with direct-download links for your enjoyment.
Microsoft's Windows7.com web page at the time of this writing still displays "Want to try the Beta? Come back the afternoon of January 9". Of course, they mean Redmond, Washington time. And people in Blighty as well everyone east of Redmondia knows well that Californians live in the past - at least, a few hours behind.
There was a download link posted on forums throughout the day pointing to this TechNet URL, but the server got swamped so badly that after a couple hours giving a "Server Too Busy" error message Microsoft seems to have given up and replaced it with a "Windows 7 Beta Comming Soon!" message.
So, to save you the hassle and the suffering, without much further ado and babbling, here we provide you with direct download links from Microsoft's servers of build 7000, what most sources confirm is the public beta release.
The 32-bit release
The 64-bt release
It's 10 pm London time on a Friday night, and you are stuck in your basement with no friends, what else can you do but participate in this seemingly "voluntary denial-of-service" frenzy to Microsoft's download servers? Sheesh. µ
Pre-orders to begin on 9 September with release to follow on 16 September
Bunch of absolute DDoSers
You really, really, really can't say you weren't warned, like, a billion times
Where is your browser ballot now, citizen?