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Windows 7: Are builds beyond 7100 free to the public??

12 Jun 2009   #11
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

The fact that Microsoft attempts to track leaks is proof enough to me that it is not meant to be a free-for-all

But of course they aren't going to do anything about it. They'd rather people pirate their software than use a competitor's product.


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12 Jun 2009   #12
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

If they are tracking them then they are doing something about it aren't they? They wouldn't go through that much trouble to include tracking code for nothing.

PS. have a look at this, especially the last definition. > Definition of 'Escrow'
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12 Jun 2009   #13
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Sure, they might punish the guy who leaked it, but they don't punish the 100,000 people who downloaded it from bittorrent.

It further proves my point. It's only free if you pirate it.
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12 Jun 2009   #14
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Not true, there are other ways and means of obtaining the betas. As long as everyone abides by the EULA, using the software is legal.

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Sure, they might punish the guy who leaked it, but they don't punish the 100,000 people who downloaded it from bittorrent.
If Microsoft thought everyone was 'pirating' it, beleive me.. they would do something about it against the 100,000 ppl.
It's more about the EULA rather than how it's distributed.
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12 Jun 2009   #15
Avien

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Well that and i highly doubt they care at the moment cause they are just getting even more feedback right now. When it becomes retail and costs money, then they will care.
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