ATTENTION: Select beta testers get free Windows Vista Ultimate

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  1. Vishal Gupta

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    ^^^ WOW, thats cool from Microsoft, though I didnt get any mail... I am so sad now.... :(

    i didnt even submit one bug when i found many just because i thought it must be filed already, my bad, i feel like crying now....

    I missed it....
     
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    Microsoft did this this with Windows XP x64 edtion too. I was testing Office and I hope I will get a copy of that cuz I did send some stuff.
     
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    Great news ... sad am not one of them.
     
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    awesome,,!!
    are there any other beta products at present which require testing???:D
     
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    sadly i only posted here on programs that worked and didn't worked with vista beta, should had posted to microsoft also.
     
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    "Ab pachtaaye hote kya jab chidiya chug gayi khet!" :D
     
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    Too bad, I did not receive the mail. That's indeed great on MS's part. I too tested the Beta-2 and submitted only one bug.:(. Windows Vista Ultimate being distributed for free...8). That's indeed great on Bill Gates's part...
     
  9. I did not receive the mail.
    I too tested the rc1 and submitted three bug.
     
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    visit the newsgroups and send a email to wendy with ur Connect ID and feedback code which u get after submitting the bug.

    Feedback code, u can get on Connect site.

    BTW, Free Vista offer applies only to official beta testers who have connect access and not to those who downloaded public beta...
     
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    I wonder.. why u guys go for anything that comes new in the market ??
    I am sure lots here use winxp or win98 still.. With winVista - u sure have to upgrade the system in a major way cause its system requirement is very heavy. Still for users like me who are already capable of using Vista.. why worry so much.. let it launch nicely 1st and im sure everyone will get their shares :)

    Have Fun !
     
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    Umm... they are getting an OS costing Rs. 20,000 for free. Anyone who gets it would be excited. Even if they do not have the hardware to install it, they can always preserve the installation media and use it when they upgrade their hardware.
     
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    azaad_shri75 BE FREE

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    good move on the part of micr$oft.
     
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    gud news...but feel sad .I hv also nt sent any bug repoet.Felling very sad.
     
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    nothing good abt getting a 20000 OS for free. its just released. and if i know microsoft they release bugfixes every month in heaps .. so that will be the same case with Vista.. Lets say - microsoft wants the beta testers to still keep testing .. lol
     
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    Hey , vishal do they give any stuff like certificates of appreciation or something like that to the selected beta testers (dwnld doesn't matter to me neways ) .
     
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    Guys its an official release. This same OS will be released to masses in Jan 2007 and would be sold at retail prices.

    The RTM is no more a beta product, its the final released product. Bug fixes, patches etc are part of any software, even till today we have updates to XP, don't we? So Vista is no more into testing. And the big deal is beta testers are getting an Genuine Licence costing around 20k so they don't have to use pirated copies like u would do later on, after its release.

    No, Beta testers won't be getting any certificates or anything. Getting a Genuine copy of Vista with price tag of $399(Ultimate Version) is much more than getting a certificate. I am sure u are not part of beta testers otherwise u would not even talk about this point of getting certificate in lieu of Genuine Licence....
     
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    What, are you joking, man! They are getting the official retail version which costs Rs. 20,000 for free! Any updates to the product that will follow do not play into the equation because those will be free for every user of Vista. What are you trying to say! I don't use Windows but if I had the option, I would surely like to get a copy for free, and so would you.
     
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    I won't say no if someone give it to me as an xmas present :p

    And nah .. im a Microsoft user since `96. I like it lots. But when it comes to distributing a 20k software to beta testers, well .. they know .. almost 80% of this planet's population will use cracks and patches after the release anyway, so why not give it free to as many as we can, just to advertise it thru them free of cost. Microsoft is not dumb, im sure they got plans and know what they are doing.

    Did any beta tester here get their free copy yet ? Im sure they are gonna ask for shipping charges or maybe they can take care of that also.. i dunno. All I know, that im not amongst them, so its a lil disapointment. I can see myself using Vista after a couple of yrs in the future when all my pc component got its drivers and when the price will get low also.

    So it really depends, if microsoft succeeded in making vista a major hot product, then it will take time for the prices to drop. same like ps3 right now. that ppl are fighting for that video game and paying abt 4 lakhs indian rupees for 1 console. Then if Vista is not a hot product, prices will drop and normal ppl can afford it also. That's what i think its all about - To make money and make it BIG !!
     
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    Hey imran don't mind buddy but why do you guys always have to act as Mr. Know All , i was actually a beta-tester and i checked and i had received my e-mail yesterday .

    I was asking because I am in college and i have no proof to brag to my friends and more importantly to any teachers or companies . Also i have a laptop which vista rates as being lousy. So i have to wait anyways for my b'day which happens to be on 29th of jan for an upgrade .

    I knew that something was in store but not something like this
    Neways a BIG THANKS TO THE GR8 PHILANTHROPIST MR.BILL GATES ...
     
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