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Anyone Beta testing Longhorn?

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#1
Hi Guys,

Although I do not have a copy of this OS, I was reading that the DRM - Digital Rights Mangement just might intergrated into the Longhorn OS. I was wondering, does the Beta have that feature, but it is just disabled (Because of the hardware)? Is the beta version, version 4015 I think, pretty stable so far?

Anyone know where I can apply to be a beta tester for the next Release Candidate? I searched MS but did not find the site.

Thanks in advance


Heeter
 
#3
As cpugenius pointed out, the current Longhorn builds that have leaked are internal alphas, not public betas.

Microsoft will have a site up when they release a beta of Longhorn, and if they offer a public beta/preview program, I'll be sure to sign up ;)
 

Heeter

Overclocked Like A Mother
#4
Can't wait myself, Netryder.

I got to become a beta tester for 2003server, and my Beta version is still good until October when the validation key expires.
I haven't heard much about the Longhorn, but another site says that official beta signup and testing will be announced at the Microsoft PDC2003 at the end of October.


Heeter
 
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Madtripper

Guest
#5
I started to install it and it still has XP flashscreens. I have a 450 box that may handle it to play. I'll let you know if I decide to go for it but as it stands now, running full release M$ products is a challenge so I'm sure an Alpha would be nothing short of setting up a Beowulf cluster.

Tripper
 
#6
Originally posted by Heeter
Can't wait myself, Netryder.

I got to become a beta tester for 2003server, and my Beta version is still good until October when the validation key expires.
I haven't heard much about the Longhorn, but another site says that official beta signup and testing will be announced at the Microsoft PDC2003 at the end of October.


Heeter
I still have the Server 2003 Enterprise Trial CD. Haven't given it a shot as yet.
About the LH beta being announced in October: I read about it too. Just hoping it isn't another rumor. :)
 
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kjrnec

Guest
#7
Longhorn Beta 4008

No DRM in the version I'm using. But WinFS causes system instability and CPU resource to run at 100%. I had to uninstall WinFS and some other new features. But what else can you expect running Alpha version software. It's a whole lot better than XP Home Edition but not convinced if it's better than professional. By the way I'm running it on Pentium 1.0 Ghz 256MB Ram Compaq Presario.
 
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ZAnwar

Guest
#8
Originally posted by NetRyder
I still have the Server 2003 Enterprise Trial CD. Haven't given it a shot as yet.
About the LH beta being announced in October: I read about it too. Just hoping it isn't another rumor. :)
Nope, at the PDC'03, they will be showing a developers edition of Longhorn, still it would be much further in progress than build 4015. Actual beta will start in mid 2004, around March I think.
 

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