Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 Technical Beta Program members will get a free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate! Till now, Microsoft was adamant with its decision of not offering the free copy to its beta testers, but has done a volte-face today, with Brandon LeBlanc announcing that “Last week, I blogged that members of the Windows Technical Beta Program would not be receiving a complimentary copy of Windows 7. Normally I hate to be wrong but in this case, I’m stoked that I am.”
“To show our appreciation, members of the invitation-only Windows 7 Technical Beta Program will be eligible for a free, final copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.”
It is important to note and understand that those who took part in public-beta test are not eligible for this offer and still have to BUY a copy of Windows 7 themselves, as this is restricted to people invited into the Technical Beta Program, who can expect to get their copy on the day that Windows 7 RTM build hits MSDN and TechNet, i.e 6 August.