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Microsoft To Drop Vista Interim Beta Update This Week


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#1 Nvyseal

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 02:38 PM

Microsoft this week plans another Vista beta 2 drop that is promised to hog fewer system resources.

At Microsoft's Velocity 2006 worldwide partner conference in Boston Tuesday, a Microsoft executive said the updated beta will be available to Technet subscribers "in a few days."

"Vista in its beta form is pretty taxing on the system. It's slow and a little non-responsive," said Mike Sievert, corporate vice president of Windows client marketing at Microsoft.

"That piece of software is now about nine weeks old and that may not sound like a lot but at this stage, that's an old version in software terms."

"You'll see a huge difference [in performance]," Sievert said of the interim release, noting Microsoft is recommending 512 Megabytes of memory when testing the new code.

It is another interim beta release since Vista Beta 2 was announced at Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference in May. Beta 2 was made available broadly via the customer preview program in early June.

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 05:34 PM

Build 5466 screens - Clicky

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 07:49 PM

View Postnitram, on Jul 12 2006, 10:34 AM, said:

Build 5466 screens - Clicky
Could be, but i think thats a lab build :cool2:

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Posted 12 July 2006 - 10:15 PM

that DEF. ain't coming, garunteed.
I'm not sure if we'll really get anything this week though, but if the exec. says so, then maybe?




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