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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.

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Looks like it was released July 27th

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

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