Windows Vista beta downloads end today

by admin June 30, 2006 at 10:24 pm

Last chance to check out the forthcoming Microsoft OS

Microsoft will be closing its public beta programme for Vista today. Users who want to participate in the beta test have until 30 June to download a copy before it is withdrawn from Microsoft’s website.

The Vista public beta programme was launched earlier this month and demand for the 3.5GB download was so great that Microsoft had to restrict access after fears that it could bring down the internet.

Ian Moulster, product manager for .Net platforms at Microsoft, said on his MSDN blog that users should start the download today, even if they don’t complete it.

This will allow them to continue the download after the cut-off date, at least until 14 July.

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