[LINK] Windows 7 Beta available

Brenda Aynsley bpa at iss.net.au
Wed Jan 14 17:41:17 AEDT 2009

stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:

> The Windows 7 Beta only supports Windows Vista SP1 to Windows 7 upgrades. 
> So if you intend to do an upgrade – be sure it is on a PC running Windows 
> Vista with Service Pack 1. We are not yet announcing anything regarding 
> finalized upgrade paths for Windows 7.

Which current MS users are the most likely to use this version of 
windows once released?

I would have thought it was those who have held out from making the move 
to Vista so why isnt Microsoft targetting WinXP users to give them a 
taste of what is to come and if Vista is somewhat similar to windows 7 
perhaps encourage them via the beta to upgrade to vista whilst waiting 
for windows 7 to be ready for release in 2010/2011.

Why would Vista users be interested in a time limited beta if Vista is 
so great?

Me thinks they got it really wrong this time or are at the very least 
now acknowledging the disappointment of the market with Vista.

Could it be they are responding somewhat to the opportunities for their 
loyal clients to jump ship to viable alternative Operating System 
platforms eg OSX and linux?


Brenda Aynsley, FACS, PCP, HLM
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