Windows 7 (formerly known as Blackcomb and Vienna) is the working name for the next major version of Microsoft Windows as the successor to Windows Vista. Windows 7 is expected to be released sometime in 2010. Remember, what Bill Gates told Windows 7 is also “a big step forward” for speech technology and handwriting recognition. If you missed the touch capabilities demonstrated at the All Things Digital Conference on May 27, 2008, make sure you watch these innovations here http://d6.allthingsd.com/20080527/gates_ballmer/
The release that was showcased at a conference back in January ‘08 is available as a torrent download. The release name is ‘Microsoft.Windows.7.Build.6519.M1.DVD-MSBP’. People have already figured out how to activate it and set their bios clocks back as it was supposed to expire now. Who release these beta versions? Is this for publicity or Microsoft developers can’t maintain surprises as Apple developers do?