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Windows 7: Windows 7 Beta Delayed - Late Breaking News

29 Dec 2008   #1
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 Beta Delayed - Late Breaking News

Sorry Guys, according to Rueters, The Beta Release of Windows by Redmond will be delayed.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Those eager to put 2008 behind them will have to hold their good-byes for just a moment this New Year's Eve.
The world's official timekeepers have added a "leap second" to the last day of the year on Wednesday, to help match clocks to the Earth's slowing spin on its axis, which takes place at ever-changing rates affected by tides and other factors.
The U.S. Naval Observatory, keeper of the Pentagon's master clock, said it would add the extra second on Wednesday in coordination with the world's atomic clocks at 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC.
That corresponds to 6:59:59 p.m. EST (23:59:59 GMT), when an extra second will tick by -- the 24th to be added to UTC since 1972, when the practice began.
UTC is the time scale kept by highly precise atomic clocks around the world, accurate to about a billionth of a second per day, the Naval Observatory says. For those with a need for precision timing, it has replaced Greenwich Mean Time, or GMT.
The decision to add or remove a second is the responsibility of the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, based on its monitoring of the Earth's rotation.
The goal is to make sure clocks vary from the Earth's rotational time by no more than 0.9 seconds before an adjustment. That keeps UTC in sync with the position of the sun above the Earth.
Mechanisms such as the Internet-based Network Time Protocol and the satellite-based Global Positioning System depend on precision timing

Tick tock ... tick - Extra second added to 2008 | Reuters


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Norm


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29 Dec 2008   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Oh no, not a delay....


















Later Ted
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29 Dec 2008   #3
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

1 more second for me to party on my b-day.
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29 Dec 2008   #4
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

what's another second to wait...patience my dear friends...lol
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29 Dec 2008   #5
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

What will I do with all that spare time
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29 Dec 2008   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Oh no, not a delay....
I was just being silly, I already have 7000; I just want 64-bit 7000. Actually I'd like 64-bit 7004.












Later Ted
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29 Dec 2008   #7
DiamondNRG

 

I'd like 7000-bit 64 :P
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29 Dec 2008   #8
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

i would love both...

and a free gold copy for all the hard trouble of testing....lol
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29 Dec 2008   #9
grimreaper

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I would like a titanium copy for 100% error free (dual) booting
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29 Dec 2008   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mansrm81 View Post
1 more second for me to party on my b-day.
Your b'day is on the 31/12 ? You must have had a lot of combined xmas and b'day presents

On the plus side you can pretend that the world is celebrating just for you
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