As they announced one week ago, Windows Vista is now available to the public, not only to internal testers.
If you are interested, you can download two versions of Vista. A 32-bit version which weights 2.6GB and a 64-bit version with 3.7GB. To install Vista you will need a key. Those of you who managed to get one it will work fine, if not, you will have to wait some time until Microsoft releases a new series of public keys for testing.
But hurry up if you want to download and test Windows Vista RC1. Microsoft won’t allow this download available for too long. In about a week or less this chance to download Vista will disappear.
Last week we were able to report about Windows Vista prices:
- Windows Vista Home Basic $399($259)
- Windows Vista Business $299($199)
- Windows Vista Home Premium $239($159)
- Windows Vista Home Basic $199 ($99.95)
This version of Vista will be free for testing until June 1, 2007 at which date you won’t be able to test it and you will have to decide for a full version of Windows Vista or Windows XP.
Until that time, happy testing and if you encounter any problems regarding the drivers or any incompatibilities, please contact Microsoft support and let them know about the problem. Because in the end you are testing their software right?