*Astro Edit: Im stickying this Windows 7 thread for the immediate future just so any W7 news and queries can be localised here. I will gather important links back in this post to make it easier to spot. Cheers to urluckyday for the original thread*
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Hey guys! The Windows 7 pre-order plan started today...if you buy a PC w/ Vista home premium (or above), you get to upgrade to Windows 7 at little or no cost when it's released. Also, if you pre-order 7 from Microsoft's store, Amazon, etc., you get the upgrade versions of Home Premium or Professional for over 50% off the original price...
Check it here...
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Windows 7 Handy Links:
All the news directly from the developers:
The Windows 7 Team Blog
For anyone contemplating an upgrade pathway > there is a great article explaining the various routes.
The Ultimate Windows 7 Upgrade FAQ
Report of Windows 7 Beta (Build 7000) [Jan 2009]
Windows 7 Release Candidate [RC Build 7100] Reviews:
Paul Thurrot's Windows Supersite Win7 RC Reveiw [April 23 2009]
>>comprehensive and easy to read
Engadget [April 20 2009]
Toms Hardware [March 12 2009]