Exciting news over on The Windows Blog: the first and only release of the Windows 7 Beta will be available for download here this Friday, January 9. The full details are here, but I’ll share some highlights:
- The beta will only be available for a limited time, to the first 2.5 million people who download the software.
- The software will be available only via download, and only in an ISO image. You’ll need to burn the ISO image to a DVD in order to install the Windows 7 Beta.
- The software will be available in five languages — English, German, Japanese, Arabic, and Hindi. All languages except Hindi will be available in 32- and 64-bit versions. For the Beta, Hindi is only available in a 32-bit version.
- All versions of the Beta will expire on August 1, 2009.
There’s much more information here. If you want it, on Friday you can go get it!