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Like the rest of the geeks across the land, on Thursday I eagerly logged into my MSDN account and downloaded Windows 7. It took about four hours, borrowing my client’s pipe for part of it. The plan was to install it onto my my spare laptop… my MBP has become my main laptop… but I found myself with an iso image, my work laptop, and some free time, so I went ahead and spun up a VPC. A couple of people have asked me how to install using only the iso (until the MBP I had no DVD burner, so this is a familiar ...
The Windows Vista Team Blog has a post up detailing an email sent to testers by Paul Donnelly wherein he mapped beta tester locations in MapPoint. There are some really great views that show the concentrations of testers in typical places like North America and Europe. However, in drilling down you see some funny things: In the US, North and South Dakota are woefully under represented. Why is that always the case? Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is not all that much better off. There are more testers in ...
What? <do Jeff Gerstman impression> Yes, Microsoft is going to charge for Office Beta downloads at the rate of $1.50 per download. What? Seriously, I would really like to know the reasoning behind this. Its just too easy for us bystanders and testers to come up with a gazillion negative comments about this, but what were their thinking behind this. Technorati : beta, charge, microsoft, office Cross-posted from tariqayad.com ...