OK, Colbert fans, now that I have your attention. Of course the real Stephen would ask this tongue in cheek, but I ask it seriously. I’ve been running Windows 7 beta, and before that the PDC pre-release in production since October. Having tested many MSFT OSes over the years, including the infamous Longhorn PDC build, which was unusable, i had low realistic expectations. But I would have to say that all signs point towards it being a big success when it is released.
I was piqued by this blog post that mentioned a campaign urging Microsoft to release Windows 7 now. I also agree that it won’t happen, but it’s got to be a promising ray of light in an otherwise tough stretch of news for the company. If they really wanted to, they could practically ship it now, it’s really that good. And those of you who can’t wait for Win 7, you don’t. It is, after all, available to anyone (at least for the next few days), and you can run it for free until the end of July. At which time, the likelihood of a released version is pretty high. I’d be surprised if it it isn’t generally available by then.
So what do you think?
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