Microsoft has announced that it offer 2.5 million downloadable copies of Windows 7 beta for free! But as always there are couple of catches tagged with the “FREE” keyword 😐

Catch 1

The beta will expire on August 1st 2009. Wow! So generous of you Mr. Blatter. Take a bow!

Catch 2

The Beta version being released is the upgrade version, so it can only be installed on top of Vista.


The Windows 7 Beta will be available in English, German, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi, and each language will be available in 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

In case you don’t mind the 2 catches above and you do not know what Torrents and peer-to-peer systems are, then take a note that  download is available from January 9th HERE. Watch out before hitting the link though: if you’ve not got the latest version of Silverlight installed, it can (and it will) cause browsers to crash.

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