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Who gets into the vista beta?

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Is it just the friends/family of Microsoft employees or what?
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vista beta has been illegally posted on the internet for individuals to download. Microsoft will however, release a trial version soon like the windows x64 version. Just wait for the trial, firstly because its not illegal and secondly because you'll feel good about yourself in the long run
    
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Lots of different ways...

OEMs, ODMs, PCB cos, hardware vendors, MSDN, TechNet, various trade shows...

Edit:

And yeah, Beta2 is coming soon.

Beta1 is generally reserved for partners, devs, etc - to get feedback before going to general public Beta2. I think they did 2003 and XP this way also.
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Most users will jsut get frustrated with the builds already out there. As was said, I'm waiting for the public beta. Supposedly Microsoft has been getting on ISPs of people who illegally download the OS. Avoid the hassle and wait for the version that's meant for us.
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Originally Posted by StepsAscend
Most users will jsut get frustrated with the builds already out there. As was said, I'm waiting for the public beta. Supposedly Microsoft has been getting on ISPs of people who illegally download the OS. Avoid the hassle and wait for the version that's meant for us.
As said above just wait for the Beta2 of Vista as theres no point in getting it illegally and gettting into a load of trouble over it really. Wish i had another system to test vista out on though.
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