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Today Microsoft Corp. has reached a significant milestone with the Release Candidate (RC) of the highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system, now available for download to MSDN and TechNet subscribers here. Broader public availability will begin May 5 on the Microsoft Download Center here. The RC milestone is a result of feedback from millions of customers and partners around the world. It indicates the operating system is entering the final phases of development and is ready for partners to develop new applications, device drivers and services, and ready for IT pros to evaluate Windows 7 and examine how it will operate in their environment.


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So the Windows XP mode thing is true. I came across this on some website via Stumbleupon and said yeah right cause I couldnt find it in my RC version.
 
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Its going to be an add-on available to Enterprise users.

The RC supports it :)
 
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Its going to be an add-on available to Enterprise users.

The RC supports it :)
Well I know that now. Didnt when I read about it. They didnt mention that.

Im curious to know the pricing for all the SKU's.
 
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So am I, I'm planning on Pre-ordering :D
 
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Ill be getting the pro version for sure just for the remote desktop.
 
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TPU suggested that the XP mode would be available to home users too...
MS haven't realised that students/ school children also need to use expensive bits of software which haven't been updated to run on vista. Give a student discount so ultimate's the same price as home premium or whatever it is and I'd have no issue with it. (The company who made my school's CAD software has literally abandoned it moving onto a vista compatible version, the school's too tight to get the vista version).
 
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Sweet, just checked my msdn account and its there, downloading now.
 
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TPU suggested that the XP mode would be available to home users too...
MS haven't realised that students/ school children also need to use expensive bits of software which haven't been updated to run on vista. Give a student discount so ultimate's the same price as home premium or whatever it is and I'd have no issue with it. (The company who made my school's CAD software has literally abandoned it moving onto a vista compatible version, the school's too tight to get the vista version).
I got Office Ultimate for £40 and can get Vista Ultimate Red for £40 too

With any luck Windows 7 Ultimate will be available for £40 too :D
 
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Bahhh... too many betas and RC's out there. Im waiting till it hits retail stores, then im getting it.
 
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Well, still not around on the Student MSDN. Guess I will have to wait longer. :{
 
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Student MSDN?

Is it Free? :D:D:D
 
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I'm already running it on my Laptop and Rig, just wondered about a Student MSDN account. Seems you gain access through your instituion tho , and only if they are enrolled :(
 
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I got Office Ultimate for £40 and can get Vista Ultimate Red for £40 too

With any luck Windows 7 Ultimate will be available for £40 too :D
If I give you the money can you get me a copy? ;)
 
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I have a invite, and the link to download is there, but the link is not up yet, or it has been flooded.
 

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Also downloading... ;-)
edit- POST 600 yipee... ;-\
 
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Student MSDN?

Is it Free? :D:D:D
For students in IT and education. Luckly, I'm art student in Game Art, so they let me get use for things like XNA Dev, Visual Studio, ect. Only one in the department, so lucky me.
 
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#20
This was leaked 6 days ago...
 
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Just download the leaked build it's the same the md5 is the same no changes were made
 
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#22
I'm already running it on my Laptop and Rig, just wondered about a Student MSDN account. Seems you gain access through your instituion tho , and only if they are enrolled :(
Also membership is available through organizations like ACM, and IEEE.

I don't see it in MSDN AA though.

Hopefully it will be eventually.... :rolleyes:
 

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When I read Technet, I thought Technet, not Technet plus. :(

Hey alexp, isn't it nice being able to get free copies of M$ stuff from MSDNAA? I think it is, I'm running the copy of xp x64 I got from there as well as the vista business x64
 
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#24
Hey alexp, isn't it nice being able to get free copies of M$ stuff from MSDNAA? I think it is, I'm running the copy of xp x64 I got from there as well as the vista business x64
I'm running vista business x64 from there. :p

Too bad I became a member after buying xp oem though. Now I have a spare copy I paid $90 for. :(
 
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#25
If I give you the money can you get me a copy? ;)
Anyone who is a student can get the deal, but I can only buy one copy and not for other people.