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Author Topic: Windows 7 Release candidate available for download  (Read 4077 times)

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Windows 7 Release candidate available for download
« on: May 05, 2009, 05:19:18 AM »
You can now download, and generate unlimited keys for, the Windows 7 Release candidate.

See here for more information.

Please note: This version will begin shutting down every 2 hours in March of 2010 with the RC expiring altogether in June of 2010.

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Re: Windows 7 Release candidate available for download
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009, 07:54:21 AM »
Download speeds aren't too bad either at the moment (about 55 minutes for the 32 bit version for me).

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Re: Windows 7 Release candidate available for download
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2009, 08:02:40 AM »
Took me 18 minutes over FIOS to get the entire file. 2.0MB/s

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Re: Windows 7 Release candidate available for download
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 08:16:34 AM »
Ugh, not even a direct download link, akami downloading apple? Come on, MS, get with the times - bittorent!
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Re: Windows 7 Release candidate available for download
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2009, 09:07:00 AM »
This is bit torrent. At least that is what the program I used resembled quite extensively. The download manager by akami is essentially a bit torrent system. I had 4 seeds on my download

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Re: Windows 7 Release candidate available for download
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 10:32:23 AM »
This is bit torrent. At least that is what the program I used resembled quite extensively. The download manager by akami is essentially a bit torrent system. I had 4 seeds on my download
Then where's the .torrent file so I can use a proper client? :)

The akamai java-based client does say it's using X other connections, but that doesn't necessarily mean a p2p protocol (if it was p2p, I would have expected a much higher amount of connections). It's normal for http and ftp downloading to use multiple connections to distribute server load a bit, as well as giving better speeds.

With a .torrent based approach, I could've just dropped to .torrent to my linux box and shut down my workstation... and gotten somewhat better speeds (1.7MB/s here through akamai which isn't bad, but my adsl connection can reach 2MB/s stable with well-seeded torrents).
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Re: Windows 7 Release candidate available for download
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 11:12:16 AM »
I installed it, seems nice. All my initial impressions are that I will be switching over when it hit's RTM. But can't see myself making that switch earlier. Vista is fine for me and though I like bleeding-edge usually, I also like the assuredness of stability from my 'crucial software'.

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Re: Windows 7 Release candidate available for download
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 11:42:24 AM »
You can now download, and generate unlimited keys for, the Windows 7 Release candidate.

See here for more information.

Please note: This version will begin shutting down every 2 hours in March of 2010 with the RC expiring altogether in June of 2010.


Hmm, the 7077 I'm running is good to March 1,2010 so I see no reason to go through yet another reinstall.  The 32 bit version seems fine.  I can run just about anything but Sandboxie.