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Microsoft launches Windows Vista Beta 1, code name Longhorn

Beta of code-name Longhorn released to IT professionals

10:59 am on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Story in the Times of Malta [timesofmalta.com]

Microsoft has made available the first Windows Vista beta to developers and IT professionals, following the announcement of the name of its next generation operating system, Windows Vista (previously code-named 'Longhorn').

Windows Vista Beta 1 is an important milestone on Microsoft Corp.'s path to releasing the final version of Windows Vista, the company said in a statement.

Beta 1 will provide thousands of developers, IT professionals and Windows enthusiasts with an opportunity to test the operating system's infrastructure and provide Microsoft with valuable feedback.

Looks like it was released July 27th


Some discussion here


2:39 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Very cool.
7:04 pm on Aug 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Seems Windows Vista won't be available until Thanksgiving/Christmas 2006 according to PC World... love them delays!
4:52 am on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Looks cool, hoping to get my copy soon.
2:24 pm on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Will have to get this tonight; anyone had a good play yet?

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