Windows Vista Beta 2 Ready for Download
I’d love to sink my teeth into this new OS, but until someone can confirm that it’s safe to use on a critical machine, I’m a bit leery.
Can anyone from MS confirm that this thing is safe? Scoble?
Update: 8:45am, the Windows Vista site is experiencing heavy load and are refusing download requests. Should clear up shortly.
Update 2: You can get your product key to make it all nice and legal at this link.
Update 3: Just confirmed that I won’t be putting the new OS on my main machine. Here’s a disclaimer from Microsoft:
Note: This is beta code and should not be used in a production environment or on a main machine in the home. Beta 2 is intended for developers, IT professionals and technology experts to continue or begin their testing of Windows Vista. Before you decide to use Beta 2, you should feel comfortable with installing operating systems, updating drivers, and general PC troubleshooting. Some risks of using beta operating systems include hardware and software incompatibility and system instability. If you have concerns about installing this beta software on your computer, we encourage you to obtain the final release version of Windows Vista when it is available in 2007.
[tags]Windows Vista, Beta 2, Microsoft, Scoble[/tags]