GameXtract writes "With the recent announcement of Windows 7 I really don't know what to say. I'm looking at my machine, and wondering if my current XP PC is really that old. I say no, but that's a personal opinion. ZDNET received information from an anonymous source indicating that Beta 1 could hit as early as this December. Mid-December to be exact. He goes on to say that already closed beta testing has occurred on "milestone" builds. Microsoft is aiming for a late 2009 release, and with the first beta builds already out for selected individuals it looks like everything is on track….thus far. We shall see in the near future if the development takes any dumps along the way, and cause a stinky delay."