Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has announced that a test version of the US software titan’s Windows 7 operating system will be available worldwide on Friday.
Earlier he had announced that Windows 7 is nearing completion and is almost ready for release.
Windows 7 Beta will be available for all users for testing or regular use until the final version is made available. Users worldwide can download the software directly from Microsoftâ€™s site. Previous versions of Windows 7 Beta were leaked out to users via torrents. This is the first official release of a beta version of Windows.
Windows 7 is to be an improvement over Windows Vista which was a major jump from Windows XP.
However, the new features available in Vista e.g. User Access Control were more of a pain than a blessing. These have been improved in Windows 7. Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, has also claimed that Windows 7 will boot faster unlike Vista which takes forever!
Via: Yahoo! Tech