Windows 7 beta 1 makes early debut

by admin December 28, 2008 at 8:56 pm

The first beta of Microsoft’s next operating system has apparently been spotted in the wild.

The first beta of Windows 7, which is expected to hit retailer shelves in time for the 2009 holiday shopping season, has reportedly popped up on torrent trackers as an ISO file. ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes also reports having a copy and has posted his first impressions of the beta.

Overall, Kingsley-Hughes wrote that he likes Windows 7, calling it “solid and fast.” But he does take issue with a few new features.

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