Windows 7 Beta will be available for download through Windows 7 Site on 1/9/2009. Please note that this copy will expire on 8/1/2009. We know a few people who have been running Windows 7 beta and they have been very happy with it. Since it is beta after all, it may not be a good idea to run any important or mission-critical tasks on it, yet. Here are some reviews:
- ZDNet Windows 7 Beta Review
- Lifehacker Windows 7 Beta Boasts Sub-3o Second Boot Time
- TechBlog Windows 7 Beta: First Impressions
For those who are technically inclined and may be interested in checking it out in a virtual environment, here is a bit more information on how to go about doing that.