Enjoy Windows 7....for a while.  Just keep an eye on the autodestruct sequence.  You are going to need to dig into your pockets at that time.
Enjoy Windows 7....for a while. Just keep an eye on the autodestruct sequence. You are going to need to dig into your pockets at that time.

So you’ve seen the Windows 7 RC being offered for free from Microsoft?

You’ve got yourself into a state of Andre Da Costa euphoria over the “feature rich” Windows 7 that you are going to be experiencing?  Well before you download and install, consider this statement from Microsoft:

“The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you’ll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You’ll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use.”

Makes you wonder if youre better off putting up with Vista?  It may have its issues but most users can even keep Vista running for more than 2 hours.😉

I hope any downloaders enjoy the gift from Microsoft, or alternatively you could consider looking at the alternatives that dont have a kill switch on a timer and DONT want to take your money.

I think that this “feature” of this “great Microsoft freebie” highlights everything that is wrong with proprietary, and why IMO Microsoft can never exist in the open source world properly.

Thats my opinion, Id love to hear yours.

Goblin – bytes4free@googlemail.com