Thurrott: Vista Beta 2 (5381) to be a Public Preview...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by NetRyder, May 4, 2006.

  1. NetRyder

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    http://www.windowsitpro.com/windows...rticleID/50190/windowspaulthurrott_50190.html

    Unfortunately, I have far too much on my plate this month to be able to attend WinHEC, so it looks like we won't be having any official OSNN coverage this year. A bunch of folks from Neowin are going to be there though, so hopefully we'll see some good stuff from their side. :)
     
  2. Jewelzz

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    If ya wanna pay my way I'll go :p
     
  3. Khayman

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    Ah man, we need more exclusive OSNN coverage of things!

    Also, give me beta2! woot!
     
  4. NetRyder

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    Just noticed this while going through the TechNet blogs feed:

    http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde/archive/2006/05/05/427354.aspx

    Looks like Beta 2 is, indeed, finally coming. :)
     
  5. kcnychief

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  6. Grandmaster

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    About effin time :D
     
  7. NetRyder

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    http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/50221/50221.html#

    I think I'll probably just wait for WinHEC. If there are any changes between now and then, I don't want to have to rebuild twice. :D
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Is Beta 2 going to be a public release as well, or just to beta testers?

    *shakes head*

    Hard to keep everything straight with Vista these days :)
     
  9. NetRyder

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    Sounds like it'll be a public preview this time. Can't say anything for certain until it actually happens though. :D
     
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    :thumbsup
     
  11. napalmnthemorning

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    ditto x 10
     
  12. napalmnthemorning

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    Why would they put this build out now if they are putting out the final beta 2 in just over two weeks. Last minute tweaks from the testers?
     
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    Jewelzz.........

    I'll throw in $5.00 for the plane ticket if you get me a autograph of Jim Alchin. :) I like that guy.
     
  14. NetRyder

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    Yeah. If Beta 2 is truly going to be a public preview, I imagine they'd want it to be as solid as possible. If there are any serious issues that slipped through, they can be caught, reported and fixed between now and the 22nd.
     
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    How are public (non testers/CTP members) going to be able to get this? Do they have to sign up, or simply download when it's available?

    I know a whole mess of people who would be interested.
     
  16. Brad

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    I am interested, but have no real way of accessing it.
     
  17. Electronic Punk

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    I am sure it will be available like any other trial OS on Microsoft's site has been.

    Will be alot more bandwidth than before tho so it will be interesting if MS decide to do it that way.
     
  18. NetRyder

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    http://www.windowsitpro.com/windows...rticleID/50243/windowspaulthurrott_50243.html
     
  19. Jewelzz

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    Excellent! Now I only need a few hundered people to donate and I'm set :rolleyes:
     
  20. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I received this e-mail just a bit earlier :)


    Anyone who is a "tester" got this e-mail, and those who aren't won't be able to access it, so I have removed the link.

    Option is to download and/or request media :)