Downloads of pirated Windows 7 beta candidate soar

December 30, 2008 (Computerworld) Downloads of a new build of Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming Windows 7 operating system have soared in the past two days, with thousands of systems now pulling pirated copies from BitTorrent sites.

Searches today on the Pirate Bay BitTorrent site, for example, returned multiple listings of Windows 7 Build 7000, which Microsoft identifies as a beta candidate in the file name. The torrent is a disk image of the 32-bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate; a 64-bit version is not yet available.

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uie4rhig3364d ago

so far.. it comes VERY close to XP in terms of speed, if not faster in some areas..
I call it the Vista that works :)

JsonHenry3364d ago

I like it. But not so sure I am gonna jump on board right away. Vista ultimate x64 set me back quite a bit already this year.

jack who3364d ago

so ppl screem and b***h about how they dont lik ms and it os yet you have all this ppl going nuts for a beta?

*windows is teh doomed??*

DJ3364d ago

When you can get it for free? =]

silverchode3364d ago

why pay for something from ms when u can get if for free :)

jack who3364d ago

so beta now = full vis ?

who would pay for beta?

ICUP3364d ago

Who would pay for full version?

jack who3364d ago

the ppl going nuts over this beta in liking it?

Lord Anubis3364d ago

if you use your brain you would know people are downloading it now to see how bad it is rather than pay for the retail version and get surprised.

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Nathan Drake3364d ago

What are the system reqs for Windows 7?

LeonSKennedy4Life3364d ago

The specs have been rumored to be the same as Vista, with the exception of 1 GB RAM minimum. It should only take half the RAM that Vista takes. Otherwise, it will be just as slow, right?

TheMART3364d ago

"DJ - 3 minutes ago

Ignore2.1 - Why pay $200~400 for the new Windows
When you can get it for free? =] "

Why do you pay for your games?

ICUP3364d ago

"Why do you pay for your games?"

which platform you're asking?

jack who3364d ago

CPU: 1.5GHz+ / RAM: 512MB+ / HDD: 12gb+

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