Windows Vista Beta 2 Public Download Now Available

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  1. madmatt

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    Windows Vista Beta 2 Public Download Now Available

    All the servers worldwide (Singapore, Redmond, California Server Farm, Dublin, and India) have been prepped and the public Beta 2 of Windows Vista is ready to download. There is no public release for Windows Server "Longhorn" as yet.

    Download here:
    - (English x86)
    http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/en/x86/download.htm
    - (English x64)
    http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/en/x64/download.htm
    - (German (x86)
    http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/de/x86/download.htm
    - (German (x64)
    http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/de/x64/download.htm
    - (Japanese (x86)
    http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/jp/x86/download.htm
    - (Japanese (x64)
    http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/beta2/jp/x64/download.htm

    [edit]
    Release Notes Now Available

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    The links are now active.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2006
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  2. Luna

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  3. NetRyder

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    Re: Windows Vista Beta 2 Public Download Available Soon

    Cool. Can't say 5384.4 has been one of my favorite builds though. 5365 was my favorite build so far. Rock solid and fast as hell. :D
    I'm hoping the next build fixes the window animation stuttering issue that apparently lots of people have been experiencing.
     
  4. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    downloading now.
     
  5. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    I keep losing my connection, I take it the servers are a bit bogged down.
     
  6. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, mine crapped out too. I am going to wait a couple days to download it.
     
  7. EuroTrash

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    Same problem here, didn't know if it was just me or not.
     
  8. Bman

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    I wish my comp could handle it, I need my new computer.

    Thanks anyways.
     
  9. HR_Paperstacks

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    People are probably hammering the server. . .I'll lay low.
     
  10. Slammer1

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    Re: Longhorn - new details emerge!

    The only real advantage that I have seen in the Beta? (I do corporate level security evaluations) Microsoft has locked the 'baby' down like Fort Knocks when it comes to Pirating this OS.

    I just wish that they would take 1/1,000,000th as much care with 'OUR' data as they do with 'Theirs'.

    Nuff' said........... BACK UP YOUR DATA!
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    This needs to be front-paged ASAP.
     
  12. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    I was wondering why it wasn't. I didn't write an article because I suck at writing.
     
  13. pokerblogger

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    Finally! One question . . . anyone seen a WinSAT score higher than 5?
     
  14. Brad

    Brad Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    I think the scale is from 1-5
     
  15. chastity

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    I had the same problem with the my connection to the server
     
  16. Brad

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    I am going to download it over the weekend while I am at my engagement party.
     
  17. pokerblogger

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    If it is from 1-5 how will they gauge hardware that hasn't been released? I mean, it took a long time to go from XP to Vista - surely there will be things available in a couple years that will let you score 6+?
     
  18. Brad

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    They will probably just be 5 because 5 means "more than adequate"
     
  19. ray_gillespie

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    Anyone know whether the x86 and x64 keys are interchangeale? I went through the sign-up and was given a key and links to the x86 version. Will my key work with the x64 version links from above?
     
  20. Brad

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    I would think so because the same thing happened to me. I did the process twice so i could get 2 keys though.